What can I expect during my Physical Therapy evaluation?
It all starts with a conversation.
During your 90 minute evaluation, your physical therapist will listen to your full medical history, and will ask specific, directed questions to help guide us towards full understanding of your challenges and goals.
Your physical therapist will use hands-on techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and stretching to assist your body's tissues in moving more efficiently and with less pain.
A comprehensive assessment.
Your physical therapist will use the information gathered to guide a specific physical assessment, including all body parts and regions that may be associated with your challenges.
Your therapist will use hands-on techniques to get the appropriate muscles in your body to fire in a way that is strong, safe, and efficient, bridging the gap between how you move now and how you should move to avoid injury, pain, and inefficiency.
Your physical therapist will provide you with a thorough and relatable explanation for all findings of your exam, and will help you put the pieces together so that you have a clearer picture of your body's health and function.
A home exercise program.
Your therapist will finish by giving you 1-3 movements, stretches, or activities to do at home to reinforce the treatment received in clinic to build independence and allow you to progress more quickly.