Your First Visit

What To Expect At Your Initial Visit

Before Scheduling Your First Visit With Us:

  • You have the option to speak with either of us over the phone to see if we’re a great fit to work together.
  • If you decide you want to schedule your initial appointment with us, you’ll receive an immediate email confirmation of your appointment along with our New Patient Intake Forms to fill out prior to your initial appointment.

At Your First Visit, We’ll Discuss:

  • Your past and current medical history.
  • Your current problems/complaints, how they began, and how they’re impacting your life.
  • Your past complaints and how you rehabbed them.
  • Your pain intensity.
  • What aggravates your complaints.
  • What alleviates your complaints.
  • Your goals, both short and long-term.
  • Any medication you’re currently taking.
  • Lifestyle modifications and other factors that may influence your rehab and recovery process.
  • Other relevant information related to your health and current complaints.

Commonly Asked Questions:

What should I bring to my first visit?

If you have helpful imaging reports for your current concern (X-ray, MRI, CT, etc), please bring them.

How should I dress for the first visit?

Please wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for exercise and comfortable, non-restrictive movement. Additionally, we recommend clothing that allows for assessment of the problematic area to be possible.

  • If you’re coming in for a lower body concern, please wear gym shorts.
  • If you’re coming in for a shoulder/neck concern, we encourage women to wear a top (and sports bra) that exposes the shoulder blade area.
How long will the first visit last?

The initial appointment typically lasts for 60-90 minutes. This allows ample time for a thorough history and assessment without the need for feeling rushed.

Follow-up visits are typically 60-minutes in duration, but we also offer 15 and 30-minute follow-up visits depending on your specific needs.

How many follow-up visits will I need?

The number of follow-up appointments you’ll need will vary. We don’t tie a certain number of visits to a complaint. The doctor will determine the estimated number of visits required to fully resolve your complaint at your initial visit. Following the initial appointment, you’ll be continually re-evaluated to ensure you’re on track to achieve your goals.

What should I know about appointments?

Please fill out all New Patient paperwork online prior to your appointment (this was emailed to you upon scheduling your first visit).

Arrive on time to all appointments. Failure to arrive on time will affect your one-on-one time with the doctor and the time of other patients in our office.

We also politely ask that you actively participate in all appointments, both verbally and physically.

If you’re unable to attend any appointment due to an emergency or scheduling conflict, we require you to provide us with 24+ hours notice for all cancellations. It’s important to review our cancellation policy prior to starting treatment.

How do I pay?

You may pay with cash, check, credit/debit card, FSA/HSA card, or via Venmo.

We can also provide a Superbill receipt upon request for insurance reimbursement.

At Your First Visit, We’ll Perform A Comprehensive Physical Assessment Including:

  • Palpation, or touching around the area of your complaint to determine the tone, texture, and temperature of the tissues. Palpation helps determine the presence of tenderness, muscular guarding, swelling/inflammation, and overall tissue integrity.
  • Range of motion (ROM) testing, which involves moving your joints around to check for their quality of movement. We perform both passive and active ROM testing to determine if you have any joint mobility restrictions. A large portion of our time will be spent assessing your ROM and overall mobility.
  • Muscle testing, which tests the strength and quality of your muscle contractions to rule out more invasive neurological findings. It’s also important to test the strength of your muscles at their end-ranges of motion for optimal mobility and strength.
  • Neurological testing when necessary to examine the nerves that may be causing your complaint and to rule out more invasive neurological findings. Sensation testing, reflex testing, and proprioceptive tests are often performed when necessary.
  • Special orthopedic tests to help assist in diagnosing a specific musculoskeletal condition.
  • Full-body functional movements to assess your overall function, movement, and mobility. A large portion of our time will be spent assessment functional movements.

After Your Physical Assessment:

We’ll tell you what the cause of you complaint is and why you’re currently in pain. We’ll also provide you with plenty of education that will help you take control of your complaint and instill confidence in your recovery process.

Next, we’ll prepare a rehab plan for you. This will include how often you should come in for treatment and an estimated time frame for complete recovery and resolution of symptoms. You’ll take an active role in creating this rehab program. After all, our goal is to create a rehab program that you’ll actually perform. And a rehab program that will help you achieve your goals.

Commonly Asked Questions:

What should I bring to my first visit?

If you have helpful imaging reports for your current concern (X-ray, MRI, CT, etc), please bring them.

How should I dress for the first visit?

Please wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for exercise and comfortable, non-restrictive movement. Additionally, we recommend clothing that allows for assessment of the problematic area to be possible.

  • If you’re coming in for a lower body concern, please wear gym shorts.
  • If you’re coming in for a shoulder/neck concern, we encourage women to wear a top (and sports bra) that exposes the shoulder blade area.
How long will the first visit last?

The initial appointment typically lasts for 60-90 minutes. This allows ample time for a thorough history and assessment without the need for feeling rushed.

Follow-up visits are typically 60-minutes in duration, but we also offer 15 and 30-minute follow-up visits depending on your specific needs.

How many follow-up visits will I need?

The number of follow-up appointments you’ll need will vary. We don’t tie a certain number of visits to a complaint. The doctor will determine the estimated number of visits required to fully resolve your complaint at your initial visit. Following the initial appointment, you’ll be continually re-evaluated to ensure you’re on track to achieve your goals.

What should I know about appointments?

Please fill out all New Patient paperwork online prior to your appointment (this was emailed to you upon scheduling your first visit).

Arrive on time to all appointments. Failure to arrive on time will affect your one-on-one time with the doctor and the time of other patients in our office.

We also politely ask that you actively participate in all appointments, both verbally and physically.

If you’re unable to attend any appointment due to an emergency or scheduling conflict, we require you to provide us with 24+ hours notice for all cancellations. It’s important to review our cancellation policy prior to starting treatment.

How do I pay?

You may pay with cash, check, credit/debit card, FSA/HSA card, or via Venmo.

We can also provide a Superbill receipt upon request for insurance reimbursement.

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