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FAQ

1. How do I get started with physical therapy?

In order to start physical therapy, you need to see your doctor first. Your doctor will provide you with a prescription for physical therapy. The prescription can be from a primary care doctor or a specialist (i.e., an orthopedist, neurologist, etc.). Once you have a prescription, you can make an appointment for an initial physical therapy valuation.

2. How often are physical therapy sessions? How long do I have to come?

Most patients come for therapy 2–3 times a week. The average patient is in therapy from 1–3 months.

3. Will therapy be painful?

Most patients are in physical therapy to treat some sort of pain.  If you experience pain during your normal activities of daily living, you will most likely have some degree of discomfort when performing some activities in physical therapy. But physical therapists are trained to minimize stress and strain on the injured area while they work on it. As a result, most patients are pleasantly surprised to find they have less pain in therapy than they do in their normal everyday activities.

4. What are the goals for therapy?

The goal for therapy is always to maximize your strength, flexibility, and function. Another important goal is to minimize your pain. In other words, the goal is always to restore your body to its maximum level.