What To Expect From My Visit To A Physical Therapist

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Most people who book an appointment with with one of our physical therapist have no clue what to expect from their visit. So we thought we’d take a second to break down a typical appointment at Movement Solutions so you know what to expect from your visit.

At Movement Solutions all of our visits start with an assessment. We live our lives by the motto “assess not guess.” To do this we use a system called the Functional Movement Screen. It sounds incredibly complex, but basically we’ll put you through some simple tests like trying to touch your knee to  a wall while keeping your heel on the floor to identify the cause of your pain.

Once we have identified the cause of your pain we’ll start fixing it with one of the many manual therapy techniques we practice. Manual therapy just means we are going to do something hands on. It maybe something like cupping (see below) for soft tissue or joint manipulation and in the right case, where the client approves, we’ll do dry needling.

physical therapist cupping

The last portion of your visit to our physical therapy practice will be to teach you the corrective exercises that you will do on your own in order to keep the healing process going. We will teach you a variety of home based pain relief and strengthening exercises and then give you a recovery program to insure the cause of your injury is fixed and you won’t be back on our training table.

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