Your First Physical Therapy Appointment
If you suffer from an acute or chronic medical condition that could benefit from Bowie, MD physical therapy sessions, connect with Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic today to learn about our physical therapy services. We may be able to help you to improve your quality of life, speed your recovery, manage your pain, and otherwise promote your well-being in ways that are sustainable.
Physical therapy is a broad medical discipline. Patients seek out physical therapy services for all kinds of reasons. Commonly, individuals who have suffered an injury as a result of trauma, who are trying to rebound from a challenging surgical procedure, who are attempting to manage a chronic health condition more effectively, and those who are trying to deal with pain in ways that allow them to either avoid or minimize their usage of the medication seek out the services of physical therapists at Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic.
Assessing Your Needs
While you are mentally preparing to attend your first physical therapy appointment, take a few moments to think about what it is like to meet with a doctor for the first time. Just as you do not expect that a doctor will know how to treat your symptoms until you tell them what those symptoms are, when they began, what makes them worse, if anything makes them better, and what you hope to achieve by seeking medical assistance at this time, so do our providers need to benefit from explanations of this kind.
Without access to detailed information about your situation, your goals for physical therapy, and whether you hope to achieve those goals on any specific timeline, we cannot effectively create a physical therapy treatment plan that will meet your needs. Similarly, we will need to evaluate you physically to some degree. For example, if you are seeking physical therapy services primarily because you suffer from hip pain, we will need to see your range of motion, how your hip functions in various ways, and whether your gait has anything to do with your pain.
Once we have thoroughly assessed your circumstances, the Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic team will provide you with our recommendations for your treatment. You will be encouraged to ask any questions that you might have and to voice any concerns that you might have. Physical therapy is not a set of directions to follow. It is a partnership between patient and provider.
BY: Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab
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