Your first visit to Emery Physical Therapy will include a personalized evaluation by the physical therapist.
We will perform an examination to identify current and potential problems. Based on the results of the examination, and considering your specific plan and goals from your doctor, we will design a plan of care specifically for you.
Your physical therapy initial evaluation will include a thorough examination of muscle, nerve, tendon, ligament, bone, and body tissues as they pertain to your physical complaints or limitations. If a physician previously examined you, then your initial physical therapy examination will be directed on the specific region or condition identified by your doctor.
After your physical therapy evaluation, your therapist will develop a treatment program that will often address physical deficits, such as: strength, posture, flexibility, neurological status, joint motion, and functional limitation with activities of daily living.
Physical therapy treatment may include the use of manual therapy techniques and exercises. Therapeutic modalities may be used to decrease swelling, decrease pain and/or soothe injured muscles.
You will also receive instruction in a home exercise program. The home exercise program may include: education on proper body mechanics, posture to prevent re-injury, exercise instruction, cold/heat therapies and general self-care. Your therapist will plan, implement, and monitor your progress throughout the treatment program.
The initial evaluation will typically last approximately 60-minutes. Subsequent appointments are scheduled for approximately 30-60 minutes.
You should feel comfortable asking your physical therapist any questions regarding your course of care, including specifics regarding interventions and expectations. Emery Physical Therapy is here for you.