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Physical Therapy Associates ~ First Day Expectations  

 

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First Day Procedures  

 
welcome to our physical therapy offfice

Welcome ~ Patient Information Forms

Once you arrive at Physical Therapy Associates, our front desk will greet you and ask you to fill out a medical questionare chart. Your Chart is the record of any medical history, past/present injuries and other physical conditions we should be made aware of. It is important to be very clear and honest. THe more information you give us the easier it is to evaluate and diagnose your condtion. Next you will escorted to the physical Therapy room.

 
Consultation with Your Physical Therapist

Consultation with Your Physical Therapist

Your physical therapist will greet you and review you rentire Medical Chart with you. They will inquire about the reason(s) you are coming in for Treatment, your past and current physical condition and any specific areas in which you are experiencing pain and discomfort. Please feel free to ask our physical therapists any and all questions you have about physical therapy and or about any of the symptoms you may be currently experiencing.

 
physical therapy examination

ROM, Orthopedic & Neurologic Exam

Once your consultation is comlete, Your physical therapist will need to examine you. The exam usually consists of an range of motion study, an orthopeadic and neurological examination followed up with palpation of the affected muscles, joints, ligaments and or tendons. In comjunction with your exam findings, sometimes our physical therapist may want to see some X-Rays or an MRI reports of the area to correctly treat what is causing your symptoms.

 
report of exam and xray findings

Report of Exam & Imaging Findings

After you have been examined and any xray or MRI reports have been reviewed, our physical therapist will sit down with you and go over all of those results. It is important that you completely understand the cause of your pain and or discomfort. Please don't hestiate to ask any questions, now is the perfect time. Our goal is to properly educate you about your condition so you fully understand the extent of your injury or symptoms.

 
physical therapy treatment program

Treatment Program Recommendation

Now that you understand your condition it is time to rehab it. Based on all the information we gathered, our physical therapist will recommend a specific treatment plan tailored to your specific condtion. Most treatment plans start with a 2-3 times per week frequency and you should expect to be here approximately 60-90 minutes per treatment session. Our ultimate goal is to get you feeling better and back to enjoying life as soon as possible.

 
physical therapy home exercise program

Physical Therapy & Home Exercise Routine

Rehabilitating soft tissue takes time, often months to make a full recovery. To help speed up the process, your physical therapist will give you a specific home exercise program to do in conjuction with your physical therapy. It is quite simple, the patients who put in that extra little bit of time at home - will see faster improvements with their therapy program. Don't sweat it, Most home exercise programs can be done in 15 -30 minutes per day.

 

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