first visit

What Happens During Your First Visit

What to Wear

Wear comfortable clothing in case the therapist wants you to engage in activities during the first session.

The Initial Evaluation

Part One: Communication

Before the examination your physical therapist will discuss the following:

Part Two: Examination

Your therapist will then perform an evaluation which may include the following:

Part Three: Treatment Plan

Finally, your therapist formulates an individualized plan. Education is an important aspect of your physical therapy treatment and your physical therapist will teach you exercises to do at home. You might learn new and different ways to perform your activities at work and home. These new techniques can help minimize pain, lessen strain, avoid re-injury, and speed your recovery.