What should I expect on my first visit?

On your first visit, your physical therapist will perform an examination/evaluation to determine what deficits and/or problems you have that can be addressed in therapy. The exam will involve a thorough history, physical assessment, and tests and measures that allow the therapist to get a more specific understanding of your condition. Your therapist will make a clinical judgment as to an appropriate treatment program that will be customized to your individual condition. Your program will be aimed at resolving the problems identified, as well as to attain the goals you set in conjunction with the therapist.