To prepare for your first visit, please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. The evaluation will have you moving in different positions and restrictive clothing can make it difficult to move. Any recent copies of medical visits, a list of medications, and list of medical conditions will help when we discuss your history. Having these documents available for the evaluation and/or a person knowledgeable in these areas is extremely helpful. If you have your therapy prescription prior to our appointment, please have it available during our session.
On your first visit, we will start our session by discussing your current medical status, medical history, the limitations you are currently experiencing, and your goals for therapy.
Next, the evaluation will take a detailed look at how well you move, your strength, range of motion, balance, endurance, and overall mobility. Findings from this first part of the evaluation will direct more in-depth testing to target the root of the problem.
Once we have finished the evaluation, we will discuss the findings and recommended treatment approach to address your impairments. The treatment plan is individually tailored, based on your evaluation and your established goals. A heavy focus will be placed on maximizing your independence, while not compromising your safety. Once your plan is in place, treatment can begin.