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.

Chanhassen Location

7872 Century Blvd
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: 952-448-9081
Fax: 952-448-9088

Eden Prairie Location

16550 West 78th St., Suite B
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Phone: 952-873-7400
Fax: 952-873-7408

Minnetonka Location

5101 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-512-2400
Fax: 952-512-2409

Chaska Location

110105 Pioneer Trail, Suite 201
Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: 952-512-2470
Fax: 952-512-2479

Shakopee Location

1667 17th Ave E., Suite 107
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 952-224-8120
Fax: 952-224-8121