WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT AT ADVANCE FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

There are a lot of reasons to consider Advance for physical therapy, no matter if you are dealing with a sports injury, balance and gait training, or you had surgery and need post-post-surgical rehab to regain range and motion. 

During your first visit, your assigned physical therapist will get to know you and a little bit of your medical background, the reason for your visit and your personal goals. Due to the current pandemic situation, we offer telehealth services to patients that would prefer a virtual consultation to a face-to-face meeting. This is particularly beneficial to people who are recovering from surgery or have immune system issues. 

After the consultation, the physical therapist will create an individualized plan to work on the goals that encompass getting healthier and also including your personal health intentions.

Functional improvements are often a large part of these aims. Post-surgery, injuries from sports, and on the job bodily damage can all affect range of motion, mobility and strength. The creation of a plan to attain these as well as benchmarks for measurements of your progress are important. 

Chronic pain can be life altering and result in a loss of quality of life. Your physical therapist can help you identify the reasons for chronic pain such as from an improperly-healed injury can benefit from physical therapy and avoid a situation where the patient could become dependent on prescription painkillers and over-the-counter medications to keep pain at tolerable levels. Drug-free treatments using methods such as 

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Rehabilitative Real-Time Diagnostic Ultrasound (MSK)
  • ASTYM™ Soft Tissue Mobilization

Patients considering Advance for physical therapy can make a physical therapist appointment or telehealth services related to their physical therapy needs can contact our team at (206) 444-6320 or send an email to [email protected].