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What to expect: At your first physical therapy visit here with us at Texas Orthopedic and Physical Therapy Institute, your physical therapist will review your medical history, and do a physical evaluation.
Depending on your diagnosis or symptoms, your therapist may evaluate your flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, posture, and/or heart rate and respiration. Your therapist with Texas Orthopedic and Physical Therapy Institute may look at how you walk, or get up from lying down (functional activities), along with how you use, and position your body as you perform activities (body mechanics). The therapist will work with you to decide on your goals for physical therapy and to begin planning your treatment. You may or may not begin your actual therapy at Texas Orthopedic and Physical Therapy Institute on the first visit. In general, the first goal of treatment is to decrease any pain and swelling you may have. The next steps usually are to increase your flexibility and then to increase your strength and endurance, depending on your condition. The goal is always to improve your ability to do your daily tasks and activities. As with any exercise, you may have mild soreness or your therapist should note swelling as a result of treatment, and these. Your therapist will watch your reaction to treatment (for example, if you have swelling or become out of breath) and will adjust your treatment as needed. This ongoing assessment and adjustment means that the risk of any injury or complication from physical therapy is very low. Your physical therapist will evaluate your need for special equipment such as particular footwear, splints, or crutches. If you need equipment, your therapist can help you know what to get and either get it for you or tell you where you can find it. In most cases, part of our physical therapy here at Texas Orthopedic and Physical Therapy Institute will be education. Your therapist may teach you about a home exercise program, proper body mechanics, and the use of any special equipment you may need. He or she will then periodically check on how well you are transferring the skills you learn in therapy to your daily life. Your physical therapist will continually reassess your progress toward your treatment goals. He or she will work with you and your doctors to plan for your discharge from physical therapy.
What to wear: Dress comfortably. Wear tennis shoes and loose fitting clothes/ athletic gear that allows for active movement.
What to bring: Referring physician information, insurance information, physical therapy or occupational therapy prescription, MRI and/or X-Ray reports.