What should I expect on my first visit?

in Frequently Asked Questions

On your first visit, the physical therapist will perform an evaluation to determine what deficits and/or problems you have that can be addressed in therapy. The evaluation involves a thorough history and a physical examination to include tests and measures that allow the therapist to get a more detailed understanding of your condition. The therapist will make clinical assessments to establish a customized treatment program for each patient. The program will focus on improving pain levels, mobility, strength, and flexibility, as well as addressing limitations with daily activities. The therapist and patient, together, will also work to achieve the patient’s goals for physical therapy.

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