Welcome and thank you for choosing Rehability. We will do all we can to ensure that you have an exceptional experience with us.
Before Your First Therapy Visit:
Make a list of any questions that you have, to make the best use of your time with your therapist.
Write down any symptoms you’ve been having and for how long. If you have more than one symptom, begin with the one that is the most bothersome to you. For example, is your pain or symptom:
- Better or worse with certain activities or movements or with certain positions, such as sitting or standing?
- More noticeable at certain times of day?
- Relieved or made worse by resting?
What to Wear to Your First Session:
It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing. Clothing that is loose and easy to move around in is ideal. For example, if you have shoulder pain, wear a shirt that allows access to your shoulder and arm. Shorts should be worn if you have hip pain, knee pain, or ankle pain.
What if You Have Questions?
Do not hesitate to ask any of our team questions you may have, at any point during your recovery. The relationship you establish with your physical &/or occupational therapist is a therapeutic alliance. Both of you should be working towards the goal of helping you move better and feel better. If you have questions about what is happening during your treatment, just ask. Your therapist should encourage questions from you and should be able to provide clear, concise answers about your treatments, your condition, and your rehab program.
Starting a rehabilitation program may cause some anxiety. Knowing what to expect from your initial therapy evaluation can help alleviate feeling anxious and allow you to focus on getting better.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING TO YOUR FIRST VISIT?
On your first visit, you will need to bring a few items. First, you will need to bring the referral slip from your doctor. You will also need to bring your insurance information. If you are getting therapy as a result of a workers compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will need to bring your claim information, including claim number. If you have relevant diagnostic reports, you may bring those as well (for example, x-ray or MRI)
If you prefer to complete paperwork from home and bring it with you during your first appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-701-0494 to request our express new client paperwork.
Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to complete the registration process.
HOW OFTEN WILL YOU ATTEND TREATMENT SESSIONS?
In order for you to achieve the results that you deserve, you will be given a treatment plan after your initial evaluation. The complexity of your case determines the therapy frequency; however, most clients get better within 6 sessions. It is important for your recovery that you attend every appointment outlined by your therapist and prescribed by your physician. You may start to feel better after only a few visits but can relapse if you do not complete your entire course of therapy.
HOW LONG WILL THE EVALUATION LAST AND WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Your initial visit will usually last 45-60 minutes. Your therapist will provide a thorough evaluation and initial treatment.
The first part of your initial evaluation involves an interview, during which time your therapist will review your medical history and your current symptoms. Be prepared to answer questions such as:
- What types of symptoms are you experiencing?
- How long have you been experiencing these symptoms?
- How did it start?
- What aggravates and eases these symptoms?
- What are you having trouble performing at home?
Please be sure to tell your therapist about any previous therapy treatments you may have had, as well as the results.
The next step is an extensive examination. During your exam, your therapist may evaluate the following:
- Range of Motion
- Mobility and Movement Patterns
If appropriate, your therapist may also perform special clinical tests to help with the assessment process.
After your interview and evaluation, your therapist will explain their findings and establish goals with you in order to develop an individualized treatment plan.
If at any time you have questions regarding any aspect of your treatment plan, do not hesitate to ask. Your understanding of the assessment and treatment plan is essential to helping you achieve your goals and is fundamental to a successful outcome. It is extremely important to remember that you and your therapist are working together as a team.
The next step of your initial appointment will be to begin your treatment. Depending on the assessment, this may involve the following:
- Hands-on work
- A Therapeutic Exercise Program
- Education about Activity Modification
- Education about a Home Exercise Program, designed individually for you
Since you will only spend two to three hours a week receiving treatment at Rehability, what you do before and after treatment is very important. Follow-through with your Home Exercise Program and Activity Modification is likely to help you attain your goals much faster.
Following the completion of your session, you will check out and follow-up treatment visits will be scheduled.
Once again, thank you for choosing Rehability. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Our team at Rehabilty looks forward to helping you Get Back to Life!
11216 Spring Hill Dr.
Spring Hill, FL