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What to Expect

  • Evaluation:  Your therapist will begin by asking you lots of questions about your health and about the specific condition being treated.  They might also ask you specific questions about your home or work environment, your health habits and activity level, and your leisure and recreational interests so that the therapy can help you become as active and independent as possible.  Detailed information about you and your condition will help the therapist determine a personalized and detailed treatment plan to help you restore function.
  • Examination:  Your therapist will perform a detailed examination on your initial visit.  At each subsequent visit, you will work with a member of our clinical team, who will instruct and supervise your care. As you reach specific treatment goals, you will progress to new levels, treatments and exercises.  At the end of each visit, your therapist will answer any questions you may have. 
  • Goals:  Your therapist will work with you to determine your goals for therapy and will begin to develop a plan for your treatment.  In many cases, the therapist will make a diagnosis and begin treatment almost immediately.  One of the main goals of treatment is almost always to improve your ability to do your daily tasks and activities. Your therapist will constantly assess your response to each treatment and will make adjustments as needed.
  • Education:  In most cases, an important aspect of your therapy treatment will be education. Your therapist might teach you special exercises to do at home. You might learn new and different ways to perform your activities at work and home. These new techniques can help minimize pain, lessen strain, avoid re-injury, and speed your recovery.
  • Follow Up:  Your therapist will continually recheck your progress and work with you to plan for your discharge from therapy when you are ready. Make sure you talk with your therapist about what you should do after discharge if you have questions or if your symptoms or condition should worsen. 
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