Below we have outlined a general idea of what to expect on your first visit. However, each visit is individualized to each patient/client and may vary based on your specific needs.
Your Initial evaluation with the physical therapist will last about 1 hour. You will have the opportunity to talk with your PT about your symptoms, diagnosis, your health history and how your symptoms interfere with your daily life, work and recreational activities. Then, your PT will examine your physical function by looking at your mobility, strength, and may perform different movement tests to look at the function of different muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, and more. Based on this information, your PT will make an assessment and discuss the findings with you. Together, you will develop goals and a treatment plan that is individualized for you. The remainder of your appointment will be spent on "PT treatment" which may mean helping to reduce pain, teach exercises, or use a variety of modalities and/or manual therapy (hands on treatment).
Once you determine a plan, you will schedule follow up visits. Follow up visits are typically 30-40 mins 1-2x per week for 4-12 weeks depending on your diagnosis. As you progress, some people attend therapy less often as they become more independent in their home exercise program.
Nerve Pain /Radiculopathy
Sciatica/ Piriformis syndrome
Pre/Post surgical rehab
Degenerative Disc Disease
Pain in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrist/hand.
Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator cuff injury
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Pre/Post Surgical rehab
Other Fractures, Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis, Bursitis, and MORE
Balance and falls
Difficulty due to arthritis
Return to sport
Management of chronic pain
Impairments following a stroke
Nerve Pain/Chronic pain
Impairments due to neurological conditions (Parkinson's Disease, CP, MS, etc.)
Pain in the pelvis, hips, knees, ankles/feet.
Balance and falls
Total Knee/Total Hip joint replacements
Ligament Injuries (ACL, MLC, etc.)
Patellofemoral pain (PFP)
Other Fractures, Sprains, Strains
Tendonitis, Busitis, and MORE
Urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency
Fecal incontinence, urgency, Constipation
Pelvic pain diagnoses (ie.
Pelvic organ prolapse
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
Pregnancy and post partum wellness