- WHAT TO EXPECT -
Medical History & Assessment
Your initial visit will consist of a consultation of your medical history, as well as an assessment of your current condition.
Your therapist uses this information to make an educated decision on the best approach in treatment for you.
The first first goal is to help relieve your symptoms, and secondly to prevent them from recurring in the future. Please understand that it is in your best interest that your therapist gathers as much information as possible to provide you the most effective treatment.
During the hands-on portion of the treatment your therapist will check in with you to make sure you are comfortable with the environment and the pressure being used.
You will be draped (covered) for privacy. Only specific areas of the body needing treatment as described during your initial assessment will be exposed.
Based on your health history form and assessment, your therapist might explain that the plan is to take a moderate approach with your first visit to avoid the possibility of significant discomfort post treatment. Following treatments can be adjusted as necessary. It is your responsibility to let your therapist know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful; treatment is always determined by your comfort level at all times.
During your visit, the therapist will dicusss any findings and their recommendations for you.
Home care such as patient education or
stretch and strengthening exercises
may be prescribed