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We will make every effort to schedule a new patient within 24 hours.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Insurance Card/Information
- Physician Referral
- Personal Contact Information
- Patient History Information
- L&I/MVA Patients: claim number/information
About Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs)
Physical Therapists are movement experts who treat people of all ages and abilities, helping them improve and maintain function and quality of life.
Physical therapists create individual treatment plans to match each person’s goals, helping people improve their fitness and function, avoid surgery, reduce the use of opioids and other drugs, and partner in their own care.
Physical Therapist Assistants work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. PTAs implement selected components of patient interventions (treatments), obtain data related to the intervention provided, and make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the patient as directed by the physical therapist or to ensure patient safety or comfort.
What a patient can expect on the 1st visit:
- Undergo a physical exam and evaluation, including a health history and certain testing procedures, including evaluation of posture, movement and flexibility, and of muscle and joint motion and performance
- Receive a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and short and long term goals
- Receive physical therapy treatment and intervention based on the therapist’s evaluation and diagnosis
- Receive self-management recommendations
- Receive scheduling recommendations based on the diagnosis, plan of care
What a patient can expect on subsequent visits:
- Physical therapy interventions based on the initial evaluation – this may include manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise instruction and/or progressions as well as various modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot packs, cold packs
- Communication with patient on each visit regarding effectiveness of treatment to determine if any changes to the plan of care need to be made
- Re-evaluations about 1x/month or before patient has follow-up with referring physician to determine continuation of care
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for your first appointment to provide time to complete all initial paperwork. For follow-up appointments, we would appreciate if you would arrive 5-10 minutes early to help keep you on schedule. Please anticipate that the initial evaluation may take up to 60-70 minutes and follow-up appointments will be 45-60 minutes. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows access to the area of the body we will be treating.