Welcome to Physical Therapy Studio!
Thank you for entrusting your health with me. I wanted to share a few things with you, for you to know what to expect during your course of treatment.
Come dressed appropriately to expose problem area wearing loose fitting stretchy clothes if possible. Dress in workout clothes so PT can work with you comfortably. Expect to ex, learn specific home program best suited to address your identified needs and correct any muscle imbalances or limitations limitations
Direct contact by your Physical therapist's hands on bare skin where appropriate
1:1 up to an hr appointment with your Physical therapist
Tools to help you meet your goals
Education re your body/condition
Homework in the form of exercises for strengthening and/or positions for active relaxation, stretching, self care techniques
Print out of each rx
Printout of diagnosis, codes and billing
Access to patient fusion- your electronic medical or Health record
Follow up to your Physical Therapist if any questions/ concerns prior to next visit
To be informed and understand how to get to your goals, expected time frame and number of visits expected.
Return to sport or activity of your choice
1st visit-evaluation/consultation from Physical Therapy perspective
History of this problem and PMH(past medical history)
Problems you are having now
Biomechanics of movement, Posture evaluation
Functional outcome test
Muscle testing- determines muscle imbalances or strength deficits
Balance testing and/or assessment of gait(Walking)
Assessment of findings
Treatment for condition
Home exercise program(HEP) initiated
Subsequent Visits may include:
Review of HEP(Home exercise program)
Review of goals
I can now.......
I still can't.......
Manual rx which may include:
Amino Neurofrequency(ANF), trigger point releases, mobilization, manual traction, astym, myoskeletal alignment techniques, STM,NAT.
Ex for strengthening with correct form
Breathing for relaxation and/or breathing for exercise
Modalities as needed such as ice or Electrical stimulation
Corrective kinesiotape taping
In clinic specific ther ex and or adding to HEP.
Course of Rx-
Problems and goals identified
Correct PT treatment technique done in correct order and timeframe to rectify identified deficits interfering with your goals.
Progress towards and meeting goals.
Self management techniques and tools.
Recommendation for continued community based ex
Caren Lieberman PT
Physical Therapy Studio