Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What is Physical Therapy?

The practice of physical therapy is the integration of examination, history, analysis, and restoration of movement dysfunction.  Physical Therapy is concerned with health promotion, and injury prevention.  The goal is to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability.  The method of physical therapy sees full and functional movement as at the heart of what it means to be healthy. 

Physical Therapy Evaluation

A physical therapist will initially conduct an interview of a patient’s medical history, and then go on to the physical examination.  This examination is used to rule out serious problems, establish functional limitations, establish diagnosis, guide therapy, and establish a baseline for monitoring progress. click here for patient paperwork)

Physical Therapy Treatment

Guided by the evaluation findings, the physical therapist will them develop and facilitate a treatment plan.  The physical therapist will consider functional progress; and include ongoing review and refinement to treatment program.  Patient education is a key aspect of all treatment plans.  Various treatment methods will be used depending on the diagnosis.  These may include functional exercise (strength, motor control, stretching, and endurance), manual techniques (joint mobilization/manipulation , soft tissue massage), and modalities (heat/cold therapy, iontophoresis, electrotherapy, and ultrasound).

Assessment

This involves a 15 minute scheduled assessment where our staff can discuss your symptoms and determine if you are appropriate for further evaluation.  The evaluation can be scheduled at the time of the assessment if it is suggested that further investigation is necessary.  No instructions or treatment are given at this time.  It is a free service to discuss what we can do to help you and the assessment provider is not responsible for any misinterpretation from the discussion. Please call (860) 693-6226 to schedule an assessment.

Additional Questions

Please call us at (860) 693-6226 and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.