So you’re coming in for your first visit with a physical therapist—or maybe you’ve been to a PT clinic before but never Therapydia. What should you expect?
Before you do anything, you’ll want to get dressed for the occasion. Physical therapy is all about movement. We ask that you wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes, similar to what you might wear to a gym.
We’ll also need you to bring a few items with you:
• Photo ID
• Health insurance card and co-payment (if applicable)
• Insurance referral (if needed per your insurance policy)
• Patient Intake Forms ( We encourage you to fill these out online before your appointment. If you’re able to complete them in advance, there is no need to bring a copy to your appointment)
Patient Intake Forms are also available to print:
General Patient Intake Form (Offline)
When you come to Therapydia for your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will start out by conducting a full-body assessment to test your strength and flexibility and will observe you perform functional movements that you do on a daily basis. Based on your results, they’ll design an individualized plan of care to address any limitations, improve your symptoms, and teach you about your condition. The job of a physical therapist is to provide a patient-centered treatment approach, giving you the knowledge and tools necessary to take an active role in your recovery.
During your first appointment, your physical therapist will have enough time to adequately assess your condition, review your treatment goals, and construct an individualized plan of care. Based on your condition, you may receive some treatment during the initial evaluation.
Therapydia focuses on patient satisfaction and the highest possible quality of care. At the end of each PT session, you’ll leave with an updated home exercise program.