What Will Happen on Your First Visit
When you arrive, we will need information from you including your insurance card, a picture ID and your copayment or deductible payment.
We will ask you to complete paperwork including medical history, medications, consent forms and functional/pain assessments.
The physical therapist will then meet with you to learn about the problem for which you are being seen. You will also be asked questions about how your problem limits your function and any pain you are having. This helps us quantify the progress you make and provide information on how well we do in helping you recover.
The physical therapist will then do a physical evaluation of your problem and discuss findings, treatment options and your goals. Treatment will begin on your first visit. We will establish a schedule of treatment sessions with you. It is important that if you schedule an appointment you keep it. If you absolutely have to cancel please give 48 hours notice and no less than 24 hours notice so that time slot may be filled by someone who needs it.
Over the course of your visits, feel free to ask questions and bring up concerns or any problems you are experiencing.
When you are close to completing your treatment, your physical therapist will repeat the functional questions and pain information that was completed on the first visit. You will also receive a patient satisfaction survey which you will return (anonymously if desired) to the front office staff. We read each survey and appreciate any feedback you can provide.
How to Prepare for Your First Visit
Things to bring:
- The referral from your physician (if you have one).
- Your insurance card
- A picture ID
- A list of medicines you take (prescriptions and over the counter).
- Any reports from your doctor you may have about your condition
Things to wear:
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and shoes that will allow you to expose the body area of concern. For example, if you have a shoulder problem, wear or bring a tank top, or for a knee problem, wear shorts. For a back problem, pants and a loose t-shirt should be worn. You may bring these with you and change when you get here (if desired). If you forget, don’t worry, we can provide you with proper attire (style not included)!
When to arrive:
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete the required paperwork. Or, we will be happy to mail or email you the evaluation forms before you start. Please be on time for all your appointments. Your time is set aside for you, as is the person whose appointment follows yours.
State of mind:
RELAX! We are here to help you. We will always listen to you and help you meet YOUR goals. Our patients look forward to coming back and so will you. Getting better can be fun.