What is Physical Therapy?
During the evaluation, The Physical Therapist will listen to you and ask questions about the issue that brings you in for treatment. They will then do an evaluation which may include evaluating range of motion, strength and functional activities. It may also involve palpating (feeling) your joint or soft tissue mobility. They will then discuss their findings.
You work together, as a team, to achieve your goals.
They will educate you, do any manual treatments necessary, and give you a program to work on. You, in turn, will be responsible for implementing suggested changes, reporting back on what is working and what is not, and updating the PT on your progress.
At subsequent visits, you will check-in, test a couple of things that you are working on and progress any needed manual therapy, education and exercise.