Preparing for your first visit also known as your Initial Evaluation:
Please bring: your insurance card, prescription from your doctor, referral if required by your insurance, any claim information for your auto accident or worker’s compensation case.
Please arrive for your initial evaluation 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork. If you would like to download our intake forms ahead of time and bring them in the day of your evaluation, please click on the following forms below. Bring the original prescription from your doctor and your insurance card. There are many different requirements from a variety of insurances that we accept and it is your responsibility to know what is required from your own insurance. Although, our office staff is here to assist you with any questions you may have. In fact, we will check your insurance benefits before your evaluation.
The Initial Evaluation:
- What to wear?
- Wear comfortable clothing such as t-shirt, sweats, shorts, and sneakers.
- How long will my appointment last?
- Your appointment can last about an hour for the initial evaluation and subsequent visits can last anywhere from 30-60 minutes.
- Who will be evaluating me?
- A licensed physical therapist will be examining you at your first visit.
- What is the evaluation all about?
- Our licensed physical therapist will ask a series of questions pertaining to your medical history and then test and measure your strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function.
After assessing your condition, our physical therapist will develop a treatment plan. Either the therapist or the physical therapy assistant will implement the treatment plan with you.
- Who is a physical therapy assistant?
- Under the direction of a licensed physical therapist, a licensed physical therapy assistant may be involved to implement treatment plans for patients.
- Who are physical therapy aides?
- A physical therapy aide is involved in following through with routine support tasks as directed by the physical therapist.
- How often do I need to come to therapy?
- The frequency of your therapy will be prescribed by your doctor and determined by your therapist after your initial consultation. We understand the difficulties of adding one more thing to your “to do” list but encourage you to stick to a regime to achieve the most out of your recovery in rehab.
- What does APN stand for?
- APN is an acronym for Peter McHugh’s three eldest children, Alyssa, Peter, and Nicklaus.