Starting Physical Therapy
What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
Please bring your completed forms, insurance card & ID card, and a referral from your Doctor (if you need one).
What should I expect?
We start by discussing your medical history and concerns, then move into a physical exam where we evaluate overall health, joint range of motion, muscle strength, posture, nervous system function, biomechanics, and soft tissue mobility. Then we will develop a treatment plan to address the findings from our exam. We provide treatment that reduces pain and inflammation, increases joint range of motion, improves posture, and improves strength through manual therapy, exercise, and education.
Do I need a referral for physical therapy?
In the state of Washington, you do not need a referral to see a physical therapist. However some insurance plans require that you get a physician’s referral. It is best to contact your individual insurance plan to check their requirements.
How long is each session?
Every patient is scheduled for 55 minutes with a physical therapist.
Where should I park?
We have a parking lot conveniently located behind our building. If you are walking or biking, we are directly off the Burke-Gilman trail at the intersection with 36th Ave. NE.
What should I wear?
We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing that will expose the body part we will be treating, and allow you to move freely.
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