What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who help patients improve or restore mobility, and in many cases helping patients reduce pain, and avoid the need for surgery and the long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. Your physical therapist’s overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain. Whether this is your first visit or you’ve been treated by a physical therapist in the past, there are things you can do to make your visit as successful as possible.
When Should I Arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time in order to complete all necessary paperwork. To save time, please complete the new patient forms and bring them with you the first visit. This will get you started even faster.
What to Expect During Your First Visit
Your IMPACT physical therapist will begin by asking you questions about your health and about the specific condition for which you are seeing the physical therapist. Detailed information about you and your condition will help the physical therapist determine whether you are likely to benefit from physical therapy and which treatments are most likely to help you.