What to expect with Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy?
Schedule your Appointments – It’s Easy
Timely scheduling is important. Simply call with your information and we will complete your intake over the phone!
Insurance Verification and Benefits Education
Our staff verifies your insurance and contacts you to explain your insurance benefits to you prior to treatment to avoid any surprises regarding your financial responsibility. If your portion of financial responsibility is a hardship, we are able to setup a personal payment plan to fit your budget.
Patient Registration Forms
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment to allow time to complete your new patient registration forms. When you arrive at the facility, and prior to your evaluation, our clinical assistant will review the intake forms with you, explain any items you may have questions about, and collect any related payment.
What to Wear
During the evaluation, your therapist will be taking you through movements to assess your injury, so we recommend patients wear looser-fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Meet the Therapist
Your therapist will evaluate and discuss your injury or condition with you. Together, you will develop treatment goals specific to your injury, and construct a custom treatment plan to achieve your maximum physical therapy outcome.
Regularly Scheduled Appointments
At each visit, your therapist will perform, instruct and supervise your care. As you reach specified treatment goals, you will progress to new levels, treatments, exercises and activities. In most cases, patients have more than one physical therapy appointment each week. We recommend patients schedule as many future appointments as possible to ensure you receive the appointment times that best fit your schedule.
If you are in pain, talk with your therapist during your visit. Even when your pain is gone, you should continue therapy until your therapist discharges you from treatment. Our goal is to get you permanent results! If you self-discharge early, it is possible your pain will return and you may need to start the rehabilitation process over again.
Home Exercise Programs
Before the end of your first visit, your therapist will train you on your home exercise program. Your home program is an important part of the healing process and will help you in achieving your goals. This program will be revised as you continue your course of therapy.
Your therapist will maintain regular contact with your doctor, surgeon and/or case manager to ensure timely updates on your progress.