After your paperwork is in order, your physical therapist will greet you and bring you to the treatment area for the evaluation process.
Your physical therapist will discuss the symptoms of your disorder(ailment) and the way it affects your life. This will help the physical therapist and you to establish your goals for physical therapy.
The physical therapist will perform a series of tests according to your diagnosis, activity level, and the symptoms described from the interview.
- ROM test: (measurement of movement for a specific body part or joint)
- Strength test: (The PT will provide resistance to a particular muscle group)
- Special tests: (each joint or body part has unique qualities. The tests will check stability and mobility of these areas)