Hand and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists

Your Physical Therapy Experts… serving our community since 1978

Your First Visit

What to expect during your first visit

It takes roughly 15-20 minutes to process a new patient’s paperwork. A patient advocate will meet with you to review your estimated health insurance benefits. This is why we ask you to come early. Please bring insurance card(s), photo ID and prescription from your referring doctor (if applicable).

Please dress comfortably in clothes that are suitable to move around in. If you have an extremity injury please wear clothing that is loose enough or allows access to the injured area.

Expected length of treatment

An initial evaluation is performed on your first visit and that appointment can last up to two hours.

What Can I Expect After Treatment?

The results of your initial treatment can be varied. Some people will have immediate relief, while others may have increased pain. Both are normal responses to treatment. If you experience immediate relief, it is important to continue therapy for long term benefit. If you experience increased pain, this is not necessarily a bad thing. The treatment and retraining of muscles can cause initial pain and inflammation, but with continued therapy you will experience relief.