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Oakland Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Institute, 30575 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI, 48073 Phone: (248) 280-8561

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Oakland Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Institute

Oakland Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Institute First Visit

During your first visit you can expect the following:

  • Arrive at your appointment with your paperwork completed or you may complete it upon arrival.
  • We will make sure that we have your prescription and a copy of your insurance card
  • You will be seen for the initial evaluation by the therapist.
  • The therapist will discuss the following:
    1. Your medical history.
    2. Your current problems/complaints.
    3. Pain intensity, what aggravates and eases the problem.
    4. How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations.
    5. Your goals with physical therapy.
    6. Medications, tests, and procedures related to your health.
  • The therapist will then perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:
    1. Palpation - touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.
    2. Range of Motion (ROM) - the therapist will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.
    3. Muscle Testing - the therapist may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle strength is graded. This is also part of a neurological screening.
    4. Neurological Screening - the therapist may check to see how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration, or temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.
    5. Special Tests - the therapist may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.
    6. Posture Assessment - the positions of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.

The therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with your input. This includes how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, home programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from therapy. This plan is created with input from you, your therapist, and your physician.

Remember to come 15 minutes before your first visit if you need to fill out paperwork.

Oakland Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Institute

30575 Woodward Avenue, Suite 210
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: (248) 280-8561

6525 W Maple Road, Suite A
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 206-7883

www.OaklandOrthoPT.com

 
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