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What to Expect

From the moment you enter the clinic, you’ll feel like you belong

 

How to Prepare for your First Physical Therapy Session

 

Depending on your condition, a typical initial evaluation will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Follow up appointments could take about 30-60 minutes.

 

Important things:

  • Please complete your new patient forms before your appointment.

  • Bring any medical assistive devices, such as a brace, splint, walker, or crutches.

  • Provide a valid photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, or passport) as well as your insurance card.

  • Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in and allows our clinicians access to your treatment areas. Gym attire and athletic shoes is preferred.

  • Check in with the front desk when you arrive. Please do not begin activities until you receive instruction from our team.

  • Be prepared to schedule out follow up appointments based on your treatment plan of care.

 

Registration Paperwork

 

Although we try to keep it as minimal as possible, Physical Therapy registration paperwork is required prior to evaluation and treatment. Paperwork can be completed online or printed and filled out prior to. If neither of those options work, then we ask that you arrive 15-30 minutes early to your first visit and we can work together to get you prepared.

 

Outcome Driven Physical Therapy

 

You’ll take a 5-minute survey on functional assessment to help us determine the best treatment options for you.

 

What will my first appointment include?

 

Your first appointment will last approximately one hour and will include a thorough and comprehensive evaluation administered by a registered physical therapist. Your physical therapist will ask you questions about the history and evolution of your situation/injury, its impact on your social or family life, and your goals for therapy. Before arriving, consider what movements, activities, or responsibilities aggravate your symptoms or that your symptoms are preventing you from doing. Providing us a thorough Medical History is very important. Even if you think something is unrelated to the condition for which you are being treated, your therapist is an expert at connecting the missing links in your care and needs to know about your history.

 

Your evaluation will include an assessment of your current functional limitations, an examination of your flexibility, strength, posture, endurance, balance, and mobility. We will measure these results and get a better understanding of your pain levels and your goals for treatment.

 

Following your evaluation, your physical therapist will thoroughly explain your personalized treatment plan based on your goals and expectation for recovery. Communication will be of upmost importance. The relationship you have with your physical therapist should feel like an alliance; both of you should be working toward your goals as both of you will be an active participant in your treatment plan moving forward.

Whether you are a first-timer or simply want to learn more, here is some helpful information.

  • Why would I need Home Healthcare Physical Therapy?
    You may require home healthcare physical therapy for a variety of reasons, including: Your condition is acute or severe and leaving the home presents a health risk; Your functional mobility is limited and you cannot travel to therapy; You lack adequate transportation or access to transportation to get to your physical therapy; You simply desire a private PT session in your home. For most insurance plans, physical therapy in your home will be a covered service.
  • Can I Benefit From Home Healthcare Physical Therapy?
    In general, if you have any problem that results in a loss of functional mobility, you may benefit from working with a Rehab Oasis physical therapist. And if you are having difficulty leaving your house, a Rehab Oasis Physical Therapist can come to your home. Conditions that may require home healthcare physical therapy may include: Post-surgical conditions like a total hip or total knee replacement Stroke Parkinson's disease Multiple sclerosis Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) After a cardiac event like a heart attack After trauma such as fracture If you have a problem that keeps you from moving normally and if it is burdensome to leave your home for therapy treatment, you may benefit from having your rehab in your home.
  • Is In-Home PT Effective?
    Many people wonder if home-care physical therapy is effective. Why? Because many believe that you need expensive, heavy equipment and exercise tools to engage in an effective rehab program. This is not necessarily true. Your Rehab Oasis home healthcare physical therapist is trained to utilize available resources to maximize your rehab experience. He or she can also bring light equipment to your home to ensure you get the most out of your physical therapy.
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