What to Expect at Physical Therapy

Sep 6, 2018

ProActive Physical Therapy

by ProActive Physical Therapy

At ProActive Physical Therapy, we believe great communication between our patients and staff is a key factor in helping our patients reach successful outcomes. From the initial contact to the weekly PT appointments and to the very last visit—our entire staff is here to answer questions and help cheer our patients on. If you’re new to PT and not sure what to expect at physical therapy, we’re sharing answers to some commonly asked questions.

What should I wear at my physical therapy appointment?

We advise wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. If you have a lower extremity injury, bring or wear shorts. If you have a lower extremity injury, bring or wear gym shorts. And don’t forget your tennis shoes—movement is key in physical therapy.

What should I bring to my first physical therapy appointment?

You’ll need to bring a photo ID, your insurance card, a prescription for therapy from your doctor (if applicable), and your completed forms/paperwork from our website. Oh, and don’t forget a smile!

How often should I schedule my physical therapy appointments?

Depending on your discussions with your treating therapist and your condition, we recommend scheduling follow-up visits at least 2-3 weeks in advance. This reserves your time slot on the schedule and ensures that you remain with your physical therapist throughout the duration of your care.

Where are your physical therapy locations in Tucson?

To better serve the greater Tucson community, we have locations spread throughout the region. From the northern portion of Marana to South Tucson, there’s sure to be a ProActive Physical Therapy where you work, live, or play. You can view our locations here to ensure you’re set up at the most convenient option for you!

What should I expect from physical therapy?

During your first physical therapy visit, your physical therapist begins the session by listening to your injury and overall lifestyle. Important details related to hobbies and physical demands at work and even at home are vital when making physical therapy treatment decisions. From this, a recovery plan is made and explained to you. The entire team at ProActive is aware of your needs and will help guide you through specific exercises and modalities—all to help you get back to your life pain-free.

Our goal at ProActive Physical Therapy is to help the greater Tucson community through our hands-on, individualized approach to physical therapy. If you’re ready to learn more about our services, visit our website or stop by one of our locations today. We look forward to guiding you toward pain-free living.

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