What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please arrive about ten minutes early to complete paperwork and plan to spend an hour with your therapist. Bring your insurance card and your doctor’s prescription written within thirty days of your visit. Your doctor may also fax the order for therapy. If your injury is due to an auto or work-related accident, it is helpful to provide your claim number and contact person before your first visit.
What should I expect?
You will be introduced to your physical therapist who will talk with you about your medical history and perform an evaluation. Your therapist will evaluate strength, ranges of motion, general mobility, and functional limitations and will set a plan of goals to achieve. Treatment will generally start the same day.
What should I do if I have to cancel?
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, contact us by simply calling us at least 6 hours prior to you appointment time, to cancel and reschedule.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes. Feel free to change when you arrive. If you are coming for your knee or back, it is best to wear shorts.
Can I just make an appointment, or do I need a prescription from a doctor?
Michigan Law requires that you have a written prescription from your doctor before you can receive any physical therapy treatment, regardless of where you go. Depending on your insurance, you may need a referral from your primary care physician.
How often will I be coming for therapy and for how long?
Your therapist will consult with your physician to determine the length and frequency of care that is most appropriate for you. Your therapist will remain in close contact with your doctor throughout your treatment via sending performance reports. Based on Initial Evaluation, you will start with 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks and will perform a Re-Evaluation to check the improvements and continue depending upon the need.
How long will my appointment be?
First day of your visit will be an Initial Evaluation and Treatment which may take an hour and 15 mins and the rest of the visits will be usually about an hour.