What to Expect
Plan to spend up to 90 minutes at your first visit. Your evaluation will take 55 minutes and any miscellaneous time spent with administrative issues can take up to 30 minutes (i.e., completion of forms, scheduling, payment, etc.). All subsequent visits will last for 55 minutes. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment to ensure accurate completion of registration forms.
Please be prepared at your initial physical therapy visit with the following:
- Your current insurance card or claim information.
- Your referring provider’s updated, written prescription, referral, or pre-authorization.
- Bring provided physical therapy paperwork, or prepare to arrive early and fill out the paperwork in the office. Expect to fill out paperwork regarding your medical history, current medical status and complaints, prescriptions, emergency contacts, etc.
- Dress comfortably. Wear tennis shoes and clothes that allow for active movement. Depending on your specific injury or complaint, you may be asked to change into shorts or a gown so your therapist can best visualize your area of complaint.
- A method of payment (i.e., checkbook, credit card, etc.).
During your first visit, your physical therapist will formulate a plan of care. Your PT may send you home with instructions for a home exercise program. It is our goal to provide you with thorough instructions that will enable you to understand all directions and exercises the therapist assigns to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to address them with your physical therapist.
It is not uncommon to feel some soreness after an initial physical therapy evaluation. Your therapist will be thorough and cautious in their investigation of your complaints, but some testing may be provocative of pain. Be sure to discuss how to best alleviate sore muscles with your physical therapist.
Your physical therapist will continue to evaluate your progress over time and may restructure your program. If you have any questions or concerns along the course of your care, please address them with your physical therapist so they can fully address any concerns.
Bringing children with you:
Due to the private nature and length of time of the services we provide as well as the intrinsically hazardous environment of some areas of 360° sports medicine & spine therapy (PT 360°), we do not recommend children accompanying patients to treatment. However, PT 360° is committed to promoting a culture and environment which is supportive of the needs patients with family responsibilities. Patients bringing children to physical therapy sessions are requested to adhere to the following policy guidelines: Policy for children accompanying patients.
Fragrance sensitive environment:
The rising incidence of asthma, migraines, and upper respiratory conditions, combined with the increased use of powerful long lasting fragranced products has led us to adopt a fragrance sensitive environment. We do ask that you refrain from applying spray colognes and scented lotions prior to your physical therapy appointment as the use of such products may trigger allergic reactions and create health problems for other patients. Our chemically-sensitive clients thank you for not wearing scented products.
Thank you for assisting us in making your first visit to 360° sports medicine and spine therapy a positive experience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (503) 248-0360.