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What To Expect on Your First Day of Physical Therapy

If you haven’t been to physical therapy before, there are some things you might want to know. Keep reading to learn what you can expect on your first day of physical therapy.

Make sure you arrive a little early to your first appointment to do paperwork. After the paperwork is done your physical therapist will sit down with you, do an evaluation, get your medical history, cess your impairments, learn your limitations, and set up a plan to get you back to doing what you love.

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There are many reasons people need physical therapy. Orthopedic-based injuries like back or neck strains, shoulder injuries, post-operatively, car accidents, balance disorders, and neurological conditions are some of the common conditions patients get treated with physical therapy for. Physical therapists treat every joint from the jaw, all the way down to the big toe.

Since physical therapy involves a lot of movement, you’ll want to wear comfortable loose clothing. You should also base your clothing choice on your injury. For example, if you are being treated for a knee injury, you may want to wear shorts, or if it is a shoulder injury, maybe wear a tank top.

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