Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do prior to my first visit?
Please complete online forms that were sent to you via email. If you need to complete in clinic, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
What should I bring to my 1st visit?
Please bring a pair of shorts, tank top and/or sports bra (if you are female) and the footwear you wear for your activity (if applicable).
What is the initial evaluation like?
Your initial evaluation will include a listening session to capture your story and symptoms, a physical examination to determine your physical therapy diagnosis, a discussion of your personal goals and development of a treatment plan. The remainder of the hour will be spent on treatment.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
No. Elizabeth has her doctorate degree in physical therapy which enables her to evaluate and treat you without an order from another qualified medical provider. She is trained to recognize “red flag” symptoms which would be out of her realm of care. If any of these arise, she would be able to make a referral to the most appropriate provider.
If you were referred by your MD, Elizabeth will be happy to communicate with him/her. We can work together to find a solution that works best for you.
How many visits of physical therapy will I need?
Upon completion of your evaluation, Elizabeth will make a recommendation for your total plan of care. This will vary from person to person depending on your unique situation and your goals. Your treatment plan will be divided into phases including:
1. Pain reduction
2. Discovery of underlying cause with treatment aimed at addressing it
3. Creation of resiliency for prevention of reoccurance and for performance improvement.
Typically, clients are seen for 5-8 sessions for optimal results. Successful physical therapy outcomes are also dependent on many other factors including quality care, patient committment and trust.
Can I do anything on my own to get better faster?
Yes! We encourage that! It is our mission at Juniper Physical Therapy, LLC to educate you on how to best care for your body. We will provide instructions for self care and a prescriptive home program for you. We will encourage you to “treat yourself” between sessions. Our ultimate goal is to empower you to recognize how you can prevent injury and take care of yourself independently. We LOVE taking care of you but feel real satisfaction when we know we have taught YOU how to be your healthiest self!
1011 South 10th St, Suite 104
Manitowoc, WI 54220
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