New Patient Information
We understand that becoming a new patient can seem overwhelming, that's why we put together this page of resources to help walk you through the process of becoming a new patient at Active Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.
Our team of staff and therapists are dedicated to helping you begin your path to recovery and strive to make every first appointment as welcome and comfortable as possible. Below we will walk through the process of getting started. This includes what to do before your first appointment, what to wear and bring with you, as well as what that first appointment typically looks like.
How to prepare for your first visit and begin the therapy process.
1. Fill Out New Patient Intake Forms
The answers you provide on your patient intake forms will not only provide us with the necessary information to get you set up as a patient in our system, as well as help us to get to know you and your physical situation better. This allows us to provide the best, most accurate care for your needs. You can fill out our patient intake forms and bring them to your first appointment by clicking here and downloading and printing the provided forms. Alternatively, you can arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete the necessary paperwork.
2. What to Wear
You will be moving around a lot at your first physical therapy appointment so it will be important to wear clothing that is easy to move around in. Consider wearing athletic gear like comfortable tennis shoes and loose clothing. For example, if you have shoulder pain, wear a shirt that allows access to your shoulder and arm. We do have a restroom room available for you to use to change prior to your appointment.
3. What to Bring
To prepare for your first physical therapy visit here's what you should bring with you:
- Prescription or referral from your doctor
- Insurance card
- Driver's license or I.D. card
- Completed patient intake forms
4. What You Can Expect
You can expect your first appointment to take approximately one hour. During this time you will meet one on one with one of our physical therapists. You and your therapist will discuss your condition and review your medical history and go over any diagnostic tests or recent events that may be related to your current condition. From there your therapist will typically evaluate your physical challenges, pain level, posture, flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. Once complete, your PT will thoroughly explain your personalized treatment plan and expectations for recovery.