Please read the below FAQs before your first appointment. If you have additional questions don't hesitate to give us a call, we'd be happy to help!
Frequently asked questions
What can I expect on my first visit?
Your initial assessment will be one-on-one with a physical therapist and will last about an hour. It will start with the subjective component where we will discuss what brought you in for treatment, including reviewing your medical history, injury history and what your treatment goals are. We will then move on to the movement screen, hands-on assessment and special tests to help determine the cause of your dysfunction/condition. This will allow us to create a detailed treatment plan for the course of your care.
What should I bring and wear to my appointment?
Bring your ID, insurance cards/information, medication list, and prescription for PT from your physician if needed. If you can, fill out the intake forms at home so you do not have to complete them in the office. Feel free to bring any medical reports from a surgery, MRI or x-ray, however it is not necessary.
When should I arrive for my appointment?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork. To save time on your first visit, please consider reading and filling out the welcome packet, which you can find on our website under "Intake Forms".
What does deductible, co-payment and co-insurance mean?
Do I need a referral?
On January 1, 2014, a new California law was enacted which allows California consumers direct access to physical therapists. Direct Access is your ability to be evaluated and treated by a licensed Physical Therapist without first seeing your physician for a referral.