What to expect on your first visit
The patients initial evaluation will be performed by a licensed physical therapist and certified OMPT. The therapist will first obtain a medical history including mechanism of injury, when it occurred and how has it been progressing, what aggravates it and alleviates the pain, etc. The physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation and explain to the patient exactly what the problem is, how it occurred and how to prevent it in the future. Once the evaluation is done the therapist will develop a treatment plan specific to your needs. You will also be taught exercises to perform independently (a home exercise program). The exercises and treatment performed are very important in improving and maintaining your condition. It is imperative that you perform the exercises as prescribed and attend all scheduled visits to facilitate goal achievement and experience long lasting benefits.