Your first visit at PAPT will be your initial evaluation where you will meet your physical therapist.
They will perform a comprehensive evaluation and discuss your current ailment and identify your goals for physical therapy. During this appointment, your physical therapist will not only evaluate the body part that is painful but also the surrounding body parts of the injury to determine if other body parts are contributing to your area of complaint. At the end of your evaluation, your physical therapist will discuss his/her determination of what the problem is and develop a treatment plan that they feel will help you achieve “your” goals. Treatment plans and home exercise programs are individually created for continuation of care outside of the facility. Achieving your full functional potential relies as much on you, the patient, as it does the therapist. At the end of your evaluation, please feel free to express any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition and/or treatment plan. The first step to recovery is to understand what is going on with your body and our therapist’s ability to educate you on the injury.