What to Expect at Your First Visit

Thank you for your commitment to your recovery…

Physical Therapy is a commitment and an opportunity. Your trust in our care and the time and energy you put into your rehabilitation will make a world of difference in your success. Our staff is available if you have any questions about your treatment, your coverage and financial obligations and our clinic policies. A few general questions can be found answered below.

Thank you, and best of luck with your therapy!

FAQs

What can I expect on my first visit to Focus Physical Therapy?

Please arrive 10-15 minute prior to your evaluation in order to complete the appropriate paper work (or complete it at your convenience by downloading forms online. At that time, our office staff will review your rehabilitation benefits if your insurance provider is available.

You will then be evaluated by one of our licensed physical therapists. Your evaluation will be a one-on-one session in which the clinician will perform a thorough exam to determine the cause of your problem or complaint. Based on this evaluation, you will be consulted on your diagnosis and any questions you have about your individual therapy plan will be answered. You will also be issued a home exercise program that is prescribed by your clinician for you. Frequently there is also time for a short treatment, during which immediate relief of your problem area or pain can be achieved.

What should I bring to my first visit?

You should wear or bring comfortable workout clothes (including shoes and socks), your prescription from your physician, your insurance card and a method of payment of your co-pay/deductible if applicable. If you use an assistive device (like a cane or walker) or use other braces or appliances (like shoe orthotics) that relate to the problem you need help with, please bring that with you as well.

Who is involved in my rehabilitation?

Your rehabilitation will be overseen by your physical therapist, with assistance from ancillary and administrative staff. After a comprehensive evaluation, goal assessment, and treatment plan, you will be scheduled for a return visit(s) based on your physician and clinician’s recommendation. Our most important goal is to help you get fast relief or answers to your problem, and to meet your long-term rehabilitation and treatment goals and prevent further injury.

Will my physician be involved in my rehab?

The physician/therapist relationship is an important one in order to effectively serve our patients. Most physicians rely on our knowledge and expertise of the movement systems of the body for guidance on the specific diagnosis which is causing or contributing to your problem or complaint. A detailed copy of our evaluation and assessment will be sent to your physician after your first treatment. Likewise, progress notes will be sent to update your doctor on advancement toward your goals.

How can I provide feedback?

You will find our therapists and staff approachable and timely with any questions about your care. Please communicate your needs or questions to your clinician or other staff member at any point. You may also use our contact form with questions and requests.

Who Are Our Physical Therapists?

Physical Therapists are professionally educated in evaluating and treating injuries, surgeries and movement disorders, and are state licensed to practice physical therapy.  Our therapists also have advanced training and skills in many different forms of rehabilitation, movement and exercise science to manage even the most difficult and complex movement-related or pain problems.

 

Many of our patients are surprised at just how quickly and effectively we can improve their pain or problem.  If you are new to physical therapy, or if you’ve had therapy elsewhere, we are confident you will experience the art and science of rehab practiced at its highest and also most personal and comfortable level at Focus Physical Therapy.

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We appreciate your trust in us, and the time and energy you are willing to put into your rehabilitation. That’s why we’re sure you’ve made the right choice by coming to Focus Physical Therapy. Many Thanks!