Physical Therapy FAQ’S

What should I expect at my first appointment?

Evaluation:

  • Your therapist will take an extensive medical history
  • Thorough external and internal (Pelvic Floor) musculoskeletal exam 
  • Postural and structural assessment
  • Evaluation of connective tissue
  • Myofascial evaluation of the muscle and identify myofascial trigger points
  • Assessment of motor control and strength

At the end of the evaluation your physical therapist will discuss your physical findings, their assessment, and prescribe an individualized treatment plan. At ProTouch PT we embrace a multidisciplinary treatment approach where our therapists draw from all appropriate medical disciplines to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for our patients.

If you have any questions regarding any physical therapy treatments, please contact us and one of our physical therapists will get back to you or feel free to call us at 908 325 6556.

How long is each appointment?

Initial evaluations are typically around 60-90 minutes. Follow up visits tend to be similar duration with the addition of corrective exercises.

Can I see more than one therapist?

Yes! We have four experienced therapists on staff who communicate on a daily basis. We encourage patients to feel welcome to schedule with whomever they feel comfortable with.

Do I need a prescription?

You are able to attend physical therapy for the first 30 days or 12 visits as a direct access patient without a prescription. Moving forward you are required to obtain a prescription, our office will work with you to get your prescriptions updates. Any Medicare patients or patients coming using workers compensation or auto insurance are required to have a prescription at the day of their first treatment.  

What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

To your first appointment you should bring your insurance card, some form of picture ID, test results including reports such as MRI or X-rays, and any applicable payment for that day’s visit.

How should I dress for my appointments?

We ask that you come dress comfortably with appropriate shoes. Your clothing should allow access to the body part we will be evaluating.  

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