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First Visit

What to expect for your first session?

  • The therapist will meet you in the waiting room. There may not be front office staff, so have a seat if the therapist is finishing up the previous appointment.

  • The therapist will review your medical and injury/condition history from your paperwork and with you. Be sure to complete client paperwork prior to coming as this allows more time for treatment. Be sure to give a complete history even if you don't think it pertains to your injury. Many things can be connected and be affecting your condition now.  

  • The therapist will perform a thorough assessment during this session and discuss findings with you.

  • The therapist, through collaboration and with recommendations, will develop a plan of care for treatment. The plan will be created to allow for quickest recovery time.

  • You will have some form of treatment performed this first visit to start you on your road to recovery, however it will be shorter than a follow up session due to the evaluation.

  • Every effort is made to minimize pain and discomfort during the examination. At times there may be discomfort in order to determine source of pain  and where the problem may be in your body. 

  • After the exam and first treatment you may experience anything from an increase in discomfort/pain to relief of symptoms to feeling of being "out of sorts" or have "flu like symptoms". This is natural due to changes in joint and tissue movements with release of toxins within those areas.

  • Make sure to contact your therapist should you have any concerns you may have should this occur. Most people experience some relieve of symptoms after the first visit that last a short or long time. 

How to prepare for your first session:

  • Print out and complete Forms for First Visit from the website under Client Resources tab.

  • Bring in completed forms with you. Be as thorough as possible. 

  • Bring in any other information, tests, reports you feel may be beneficial.

  • Come 5 minutes early for your first visit. 

  • Wear loose fitting clothing or bring a change of clothes if coming from work. Loose fitting shorts for lower body concerns and a short sleeve or tank top for upper body concerns. Please avoid wearing jeans or tight fitting clothes.

  • Create a list of questions you may have including your symptoms or timeline if you think it may help.

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