What to Expect at Physical Therapy

Sep 6, 2018

ProActive Physical Therapy

by ProActive Physical Therapy

Here 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 some commonly asked questions.


What should I wear at my physical therapy appointment?

We always recommend to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing—something that you can move around in. 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?

We always recommend bringing a water bottle, comfy/athletic clothes and tennis shoes for attire. If it’s your very first appointment, you’ll also need to bring your photo ID, insurance card and doctor’s referral if you have one. We’ll send the paperwork to you ahead of time, so please also bring a copy of that in too.


How often should I schedule my physical therapy appointments?

This question varies based on the nature and severity of your problem, your physician’s recommendation, your physical therapists’ assessment and your insurance coverage. Together, we’ll work to create a plan that meets your needs and helps you get back on track.


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 to you!


What should I expect at physical therapy?

During your first physical therapy visit, your physical therapists begins the session by listening to your injury and overall lifestyle. Important details related to hobbies, 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 towards pain free living.

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