Preparing for Your First Physical Therapy Appointment
Physical therapy is a form of healthcare that utilizes physical interventions, in order to treat and manage an individual's health and movement concerns. We understand that a physical therapy appointment can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know what to expect.
First and foremost, your initial assessment will involve a detailed history of medical and lifestyle factors. Your physical therapist will collect information from you to determine the best plan for your individual needs. During the examination, your therapist may ask questions about where and when your pain started, how long you’ve been experiencing it, and how intense it is. This will help them decide which specific treatments will be most beneficial for you. After this consultation, your physical therapist will create a treatment plan that targets your medical requirements and recovery goals.
Your physical therapist will also provide you with a further detailed instruction on what to expect from a typical physical therapy session. To schedule a consultation, reach out to the ProFysio Physical Therapy team today at (732) 812-5200.
We’re Here to Help You Live Comfortably Once Again
Physical therapy can help you live your life to the fullest. It can help you restore movement and reduce pain, so you can start running, going to the gym, or playing sports again. With physical therapy services tailored to meet your individual needs and goals, you'll be prepared for a safe return to activities that are important to you.
Depending on your condition, your physical therapist may want to conduct a few tests (for example, measuring your range-of-motion, strength, balance, and alignment) before determining how to best approach your care plan. Your treatment may involve any combination of exercises, stretches, manual therapy techniques, therapeutic modalities, and education on restoring and maintaining optimal function. Our physical therapists work closely with each patient to identify goals and guide them through each targeted phase of treatment.
It is important to note that you may notice some fatigue or soreness following sessions, as muscles are being worked, which is completely normal. The benefits of physical therapy treatments can typically be seen after just a few sessions, including increased strength, improved range of motion, decreased pain levels, and better quality of life overall.
Ready to Get Back on Your Feet?
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, our team is dedicated to helping patients get back into doing the activities they love without discomfort. We even offer virtual physical therapy sessions for patients who are unable to make it into the clinic.
For more information on preparing for your first physical therapy appointment, consult with a member of our team today. Contact us at (732) 812-5200 to get started.