On your first visit, you should arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete our new patient paperwork, if you have not already done so. Registration forms are at the bottom of this page to print, fill out and bring with you to your first appointment if you wish.
At your first physical therapy visit, your physical therapist will review your medical history and do a physical evaluation. Depending on your diagnosis or symptoms, your therapist may evaluate your flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, posture, and/or heart rate and respiration. Your therapist may look at how you walk or get up from lying down (functional activities), along with how you use and position your body as you perform activities (body mechanics). The therapist will work with you to determine your goals for physical therapy and to begin planning your treatment. You may or may not begin your actual therapy at the first visit.
Please bring your insurance card, your prescription for physical therapy, and any notes or reports from your physician that describes your condition. We also encourage you to bring any x-rays or other test results that your physician may have given you.
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes to allow access to the affected area (e.g. shorts, t-shirt, sports bra, etc.).
Plan for the session to last one hour. Your past medical and current injury history will be taken and a physical examination will be performed to determine the nature and severity of the injury or symptoms. The exam will be followed by education on the current diagnosis, prognosis and a home exercise program.
New Patient Registration Forms