First Time Patient Guide
A Guide for those New to the FROGS Experience
At FROGS Physical Therapy, our talented clinical team works with a variety of patients: senior citizens who’ve had knee replacement surgeries, adults who suffer from back pain, workers who were injured on the job, or high school, collegiate or professional athletes who are recovering from sports-related injuries. So no matter what, we are fully prepared to meet your needs. From the first time we meet you, we guarantee that our number one priority is your return to an active lifestyle.
Please take this opportunity to learn about and become comfortable with FROGS Physical Therapy and the exceptional care you will receive from us. We look forward to working with you.
If you have never received rehabilitation services before, or have but are new to the FROGS Physical Therapy experience, the following information explains what you can expect by working with us as your rehabilitation specialist. If you have a concern of a more immediate nature, please call us at 480-585-7300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Visit
After an initial physical examination and diagnosis by a health care provider, you will receive a prescription for physical therapy treatment. At the first visit (which lasts about an hour), your will undergo a comprehensive initial evaluation, which includes an extensive history, physical exam, and objective testing and measuring. The FROGS Physical Therapy therapist will also work with you to establish your rehabilitation goals. Following the evaluation, an individualized plan of care is developed to meet your specific rehabilitative needs. Whether the objective is flexibility, strength, endurance, or a combination, the therapist creates a comprehensive rehabilitation program focused on total body care, injury prevention, as well as a safe and timely return to work, life, or sports. At this point, treatment is set to begin.
Good to Know
For the first visit, you should bring your insurance card, prescription, and any paperwork that you may have received. If you bring the completed paperwork with you, you should arrive 5-10 minutes early. Otherwise, it’s a good idea to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your paperwork. If you have any operative reports, MRI or X-ray results, you should bring those as well. Additionally, you should bring any type of brace, splint, or crutches that you may be using. Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear to your appointments. In general, physical therapy treatments last one hour.
After the First Visit
Once the plan of care is established, your and the FROGS Physical Therapy therapist work side-by-side to make sure the goals outlined in the plan are met. FROGS Physical Therapy’s well-trained, professional staff utilizes the most progressive treatment options and techniques to ensure the best possible recovery and assists the primary physical therapist. You will always be treated by a Licensed Physical Therapist. If you don’t understand the treatment or you feel pain, talk to your FROGS Physical Therapy therapist. It’s important to ask questions. Stay involved in your treatment process and know what’s going on any why. With physical therapy, pain may be a warming signal. By pushing yourself through too much pain, your may do more harm than good. We will listen attentively to your needs, while calming any worries and explaining any uncertainties, FROGS Physical Therapy is your partner in your rehabilitation. So it is likely that you will receive a home exercise program and instructions. It is imperative that you adhere to the program by doing your exercise in the order and frequency noted. Doing so will help you reduce pain, restore physical function, and ultimately heal faster, which equates to a quicker recovery back to health.