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Your Initial Evaluation

What to Expect During Your Initial Physical Therapy Evaluation

Preparing for your initial physical therapy evaluation can help ensure a smooth and productive appointment. At OSR Physical Therapy, we want to provide you with a clear understanding of what to expect during this important step in your treatment.


What to Expect:


1. Comprehensive Health History Review:
– Your physical therapist will review your comprehensive health history, including current conditions, past injuries, surgeries, medications, and any relevant medical information.
– Be prepared to provide accurate and detailed information to help your therapist develop a complete understanding of your health.

2. Discussion of Symptoms and Goals:
– Your therapist will engage in a conversation to understand your symptoms, challenges, and goals.
– This discussion allows you to express your concerns, ask questions, and outline the specific outcomes you hope to achieve through physical therapy.

3. Physical Examination and Assessments:
– Your therapist will perform various assessments to evaluate your strength, range of motion, flexibility, posture, balance, and functional abilities.
– These assessments may involve specific movements, tests, and measurements to gather valuable information about your condition.

4. Treatment Plan Development:
– Based on the evaluation results, your therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
– The treatment plan will outline the specific interventions, exercises, modalities, and techniques that will be utilized during your therapy sessions.


What to Bring:


1. Insurance Card:
– Please bring your insurance card to the appointment.
– This will help our administrative staff verify your insurance coverage and ensure a smooth billing process.

2. ID (Identification):
– Bring a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, to confirm your identity.

3. Referral (if needed):
– If your insurance requires a referral from a healthcare provider, please bring the referral with you to the evaluation.
– This will ensure that your therapy is covered by your insurance plan.

4. Pertinent Medical Documents:
– If you have any relevant medical documents, such as imaging reports, surgical notes, or test results, please bring them to your appointment.
– These documents can provide valuable insights into your condition and help guide your therapy plan.


We prioritize providing exceptional care from the very beginning. By bringing your insurance card, ID, referral (if needed), and any pertinent medical documents, you can ensure a smooth check-in process and provide our therapists with valuable information. Trust our dedicated team to guide you on your path to improved health and well-being. We look forward to assisting you during your initial physical therapy evaluation and beyond.


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