Physical Therapy - Evaluation

A history, physical exam and evaluation by a physical therapist. This includes the development of a detailed treatment plan to manage your symptoms.




A history, physical exam and evaluation by a physical therapist. This includes the development of a detailed treatment plan to manage your symptoms.



An evaluation by an physical therapist (PT) includes a:

  • History
  • Physical exam
  • Review of symptoms
  • Detailed treatment plan to manage your symptoms

After the evaluation, a physical therapist may recommend:

  • Specific exercises
  • Forms of treatments (i.e., ultrasound, traction, heat and cold)
  • Education and training in self-care

During a physical therapy evaluation, a physical therapist will:

  • Ask about your medical history, current symptoms and level of function
  • Discuss how you use your body during your daily activities
  • Test and measure your strength, flexibility and mobility

It is important to remember that the total cost of this care path does not include medicine, imaging studies, or referrals to other healthcare providers. Those charges can add up.

Before your appointment with a physical therapist write down your:

  • Medical history (past illnesses, surgeries and hospitalizations)
  • Questions, concerns and symptoms
  • Medications (including over-the-counter)
  • Previous occupational or physical therapy treatments

Here are some questions to ask your physical therapist:

  • What is causing my symptoms?
  • When might I start to see improvement?
  • Should I exercise or modify my activity?
  • What is my treatment plan?
  • What symptoms should I report before my next appointment

After your appointment, you should understand your treatment plan, including home exercises recommended by the therapist.

Source UHC.com

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