At Armada Physical Therapy, we are committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible. The following are frequently asked questions about what to expect during your visits:
What should I expect during my physical therapy treatments?
On your first visit a thorough evaluation will be done by a licensed therapist followed by a treatment session that same day. Your treatment may consist of therapeutic exercise, manual (hands-on) therapy, and therapeutic modalities if indicated (i.e. ice/heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, etc.).
When should I arrive to my scheduled appointment?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your initial evaluation to fill out the required paperwork. For all other appointments, you can arrive at your scheduled time.
How long do physical therapy sessions usually last?
Physical Therapy appointments vary in length depending on your diagnosis and the type of treatments being given. Treatment sessions can range from 30-45 minutes on average. If you are unable to stay for a full session, please inform your therapist and your treatment can be modified.
Is physical therapy painful?
It is common for patients to have mild increased soreness after their initial evaluation. This is only temporary. Please inform your therapist if you do have increased discomfort after therapy session and the therapist will adjust or modify your therapy to decrease your discomfort level. Feel free to call your therapist if you have any other questions or concerns.
What should I wear to physical therapy?
Patients should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for exercising. Depending on the body part being treated, clothing should be loose enough to expose the area for treatment.