1) What To Wear
You’ll need to expose the body part that is effected (knee, shoulder, back, etc.) Loose fitting apparel such as sweats and t-shirt are ideal, otherwise you may have to use a gown.
2) What To Expect
Be prepared to undergo a complete physical exam on your first visit. It may take between 45-60 minutes for the entire visit.
3) Treatments & Terminology
* Asterisked procedures require a high skill level.
• Joint Mobilization* – The application of movement and force to a joint for the purpose of increasing motion and range. Can be used to reduce pain. Sometimes discomfort may accompany the procedure.
• Soft-Tissue Massage – The application of movement and force to muscles, ligaments, nerves or other soft-tissue for the purpose of promoting healing and normalization. Can be used to reduce pain. Sometimes discomfort may accompany the procedure.
• Pressure-Point Release – In this procedure the therapist or clinical assistant searches for muscles that are actively in spasm or causing pain. They then push on the muscle for 1-2 minutes. Initially it will cause soreness but should diminish steadily. This helps to normalize the muscles in that area.
• Therapeutic Exercises – Strengthening and balancing the muscles around your joints are essential for good movement, stability and pain relief. Physical therapists are the leading experts in helping those with pain, arthritis, obesity, diabetes and heart disease get fit and strong safely.
The office will want to discuss prices and costs with you. We know that the last thing you want is an unexpected bill later. If you intend to use your insurance, call the number on your card and verify your deductible and coinsurance before your first visit. Absent financial hardship, you will be required to pay these amounts.
5) No Surprises
In order for you to feel most comfortable & confident working with us, we invite you to learn more. Our high success rate with patients stem from our belief in clear honest communication and team effort. Watch this important 10 minute video to get oriented to what we provide and what we expect from our patients.
6) Late Cancel & No Show Policy
Due to a limited number of available appointment slots, we often have a wait list. To ensure we have time to contact and schedule those on our wait list when appointment slots open up, we charge a $50 late cancel (less then 24 hours in advance) and no show fee.