What to Expect
First VisitDuring your first visit, you and your therapist will discuss your past history and what you want to accomplish. Your therapist will perform an evaluation to determine what you're able to do and observe how you do it. Strength, flexibility and pain issues are also assessed. These are then incorporated to design a unique care plan for each patient.
Therapists use a variety of techniques during therapy, such as specialized exercises, functional activities, soft tissue and joint mobilization, and modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound, as needed, to help patients regain or improve movement and strength.