What to Expect at your first appointment…
Fantastic, you’re ready to schedule an appointment with us! We are already looking forward to meeting you and helping you get back to life! Here at MOVE, we are committed to 100% transparency and clear communication, so here is what you can expect from your first consultation with us.
We highly recommend coming in (or changing into upon your arrival) activewear or something you are comfortable stretching and moving around in because, well, you will be moving. We also may need to expose the body part for which you are coming. Think shorts for easy access to the knee and movement of the hip. LADIES, if you’re coming in for shoulder pain or mobility, or issues with reaching overhead, a sports bra and or tank/top would be an excellent idea to allow us to best evaluate your movement. Close-toed shoes are ideal, however, be prepared to take them off if needed.
You will be greeted by your MOVE Doctor of Physical Therapy. You can expect personalized one on one care from you doctor, for the entire duration of your appointment, every appointment. At no point will you be left to pedal aimlessly on a stationary bike or to your own devices with stretchy bands, wondering if you’re doing something correctly, or if your therapist is going to come back.
We like to start these consultations with some good, old fashioned conversation – we want to get to know you, what motivates you, your performance/medical history, what impact this injury has had on your life. We will discuss all of your questions or concerns, and, most importantly, your goals.
From there, we will segue into your evaluation in which your MOVE doctor will gently move through diagnostics – keeping open dialogue the entire time so you understand what’s happening and why. If there are any services we can perform that day to relieve your pain and discomfort, such as dry needling or soft tissue mobilization, rest assured we will do so during that appointment. Your appointment will end with a unique, individualized plan of care for getting you back to peak performance.
If you decide to continue working with MOVE, you will understand exactly what that will entail regarding timeline and cost. Again, we value transparency and communication. Especially when it comes to your care. If you have any questions before your appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out.