Q. Do I need a prescription from a doctor for a Physical Therapy evaluation?
A. No. Patients in Minnesota and Wisconsin, who need Physical Therapy services can go directly to their Physical Therapist without having to wait to receive a prescription or referral from their physician. If you are looking to utilize your insurance, your insurance may require a referral. Give us a call and we can assist in figuring out if you need a referral or not.
Q. What types of patient injuries, diagnosis do you treat?
A. We help patients rehabilitate from a large range of orthopedic and neurological conditions. See our complete list of condtions we treat.
Q. How do I know which therapist to see?
A. Take a look at each therapist’s location, hours, specialty interests/niche. Decide which factors are most important to you and if you’re still not sure, feel free to give us a call or schedule in the next available initial evaluation. We’re all generalists first and then pursue and develop certain skill sets in addition to that.
Q. What can I expect in the initial evaluation?
A. We’re glad you asked. We’re really excited to help you become the best version of yourself. Your first appointment will be 60 minutes. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your initial evaluation to complete intake paperwork. Wear or bring comfortable clothes- shorts for lower body or spine complaints and loose fitting or t-shirt for upper body. We have places for you to change and shower at all locations if you’d like to. You’ll fill out as little paperwork as we can get by with and then start talking. You get to tell your whole story and we’ll have some things we want to know. We’ll do a thorough evaluation of your movement, posture, mechanics, and any other factors that might be contributing to your problem. We’ll treat you with hands-on manual therapy techniques designed to get joints and tissues moving and your neuromuscular (brain to muscle) system firing on all cylinders. We’ll probably end with some simple but targeted exercise to reinforce our work for the day and give you some homework for next time. Follow up is determined based on a variety of factors but we’ll give you our best “estimate” and get to work as quickly as we can.
Q. How long are treatment sessions?
A. Your first PT appointment is scheduled for one full hour. The initial evaluation includes a comprehensive assessment and history of present injury, along with some initial hands-on treatment. Subsequent treatment sessions may range from 30-60 minutes and always begin with a quick re-evaluation, immediately followed by hands-on treatment.
Q. When can I expect to feel and see results?
A. You should expect to see and feel results within 1 – 3 visits. Your recovery will vary depending on whether you are rehabilitating a recent injury, modifying a behavior that may be the source of dysfunction or chronic pain, or coming in for an everyday body mechanics assessment and training for injury prevention, Optimal functional results are achieved through collaboration with your Physical Therapist and based on mutually established goals.