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.
What to bring and wear
For your first visit, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of your first appointment to complete your new patient paperwork. This paperwork will include information about your injury, current functional limitations, and medical history.
You can expedite this process by downloading the forms available on this site and filling them out as much as possible in advance of your visit. Then bring them with you to this first appointment. Click here for the forms.
For your first visit, be sure to bring your insurance card or insurance information and your photo identification card.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.
If your physician requested physical therapy, please bring referral or prescription.
For every appointment at Emery Physical Therapy, you will be seen one-on-one by a licensed physical therapist.
For subsequent appointments please arrive five minutes before each appointment.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation.