What can I expect during physical therapy?

Oct12th 2020

Your first visit will require you to complete requisite paperwork you experience at other medical providers. This includes completing an initial Intake Information form to provide demographic and insurance information , signing a Financial Policy acknowledgement form, and an Acknowledgment of HIPAA Guidelines. Call us at 503.228.1306 or email to request these forms so you can print and complete them prior to your first visit. It will expedite your check in process.

At your INITIAL EXAM your physical therapist will sit down with you and learn why you are seeking treatment, what it is that is giving you problems, limitations in work, sport or play as a result, and details with regards to relevant medical history and contributing factors. Thereafter, a comprehensive physical therapy exam will be completed and the clinical findings will be shared with you in a way that allows an easy understanding as to the problem and the treatment strategies implemented to help you. Emphasis on education is a vital component in the success of your recovery. Goals will be set with respect to your personal goals as well as objective goals relative to deficits discovered during the exam.

Subsequent FOLLOW-UP VISITS will provide a progression of rehab specifically curtailed to your unique needs. If you are attending physical therapy for post-surgical rehabilitation we will contact your surgeon’s office to capture any relevant surgical reports, imaging reports and post-surgical rehab protocols unique to your surgery. Education will continue throughout the course of your care and self-management ‘homework’ will be provided and is important in the overall success of your recovery. Treatment may also include manual therapy techniques (range of motion stretching, soft tissue/myofascial release, ASTYM, joint mobilizations and/or manipulations, muscle energy, Jones Counter-strain), evidence based exercise, posture and body mechanics, sport or work specific functional activities, and passive modalities as needed.