What to expect from your therapy treatments?
You will be first evaluated to see what is the best treatment for you.
The therapist will ask you questions regarding your diagnosis and what you feel is happening with you. Then you will have a physical evaluation and treatment detailed for your diagnosis.
Plan on your appointment being at least one hour of one treatment with therapists. This is your time and we want you to feel that you are getting the treatment you are here for.
What to wear for treatment
Loose clothing is best depending on your diagnosis.
You may need to wear shorts if it is a leg injury.
We do have shorts available for you if needed.
What to bring with you to evaluation
If not already given to us.
Medications you are taking for the diagnosis
Any medical records, X rays and MRI reports.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is considered a health specialty involved with evaluating,
diagnosing, the treatment, healing and prevention of injuries involved and disabilities of the musculo skeletal system. Physical therapy focuses primarily, but not solely, on pain relief, promoting healing, and restoring function and movement associated with injury. Other areas within physical therapy are ergonomic (body mechanic) training, fitness/ wellness, and especially education and prevention. To reach these goals, physical therapy will consist of exercise, heat, ice, electricity, and massage techniques.
What can a Physical Therapy Program do for me that I cannot do on my own?
Many patients may think that they know how to properly exercise, manage their pain and rehabilitate themselves. A Physical Therapist is a specialist skilled and educated specifically in proper rehabilitation to manage different dysfunction and injury. Each person is different and needs their own rehabilitation program specifically designed for them. We all have different types of bodies, different patterns of movement, alignments and habits. A physical therapist, along with their trained staff, monitors each individual and attempts to correct improper movements, alignments and habits.
How Long is it going to take?
Because each person is different, rates of healing are different. Even though people have other things to do, rehab is important. Although rehab takes time, it's more important to get better so you can continue to do all the things you could do before the injury. Physical therapists want their patients to understand that although we are here to teach and rehabilitate them, their Home Exercise Program (HEP) is their responsibility. Just because you get exercise and treatment at your appointment doesn't mean you are done. You should do your exercise at home as well to get better faster.
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