What to Expect

Preparing for Your Visit with a Physical Therapist

Innovative Physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who help patients improve or restore mobility, and in many cases helping patients reduce pain, and avoid the need for surgery and the long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

Our therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life.

 

Your physical therapist's overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain.

In most states, you can make an appointment with a physical therapist without a physician referral.

 

Whether this is your first visit or you've been treated by a physical therapist in the past, there are things you can do to make your visit as successful as possible.

Before Your Visit

  • Make a list of any questions that you have, to make the best use of your time with your physical therapist.

  • Write down any symptoms you've been having and for how long. If you have more than one symptom, begin with the one that is the most bothersome to you

  • Write down key information about your medical history, even if it seems unrelated to the condition for which you are seeing the physical therapist. 

  • Wear comfortable clothing in case you do some activity on your first visit. 

What to Expect During Your Visit

Our therapist will perform a detailed examination. Depending on your symptoms and condition, the physical therapist might evaluate your strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, blood pressure, and heart and respiration rates. 

Our physical therapist also might evaluate:

  • How you walk (your "gait")

  • How you get up from a lying position or get in and out of a chair ("functional activities")

  • How you use your body for certain activities, such as bending and lifting ("body mechanics")​

  • We want to know about your health habits and activity level, and your leisure and recreational interests so our therapist can help you become as active and independent as possible.

  • We will work with you to determine your goals for physical therapy and will begin to develop a personalized plan for your treatment.

  • In many cases, we will make a diagnosis and begin treatment almost immediately.

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