Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on the initial evaluation?
The initial evaluation may include:
- Relevant medical history and treatment
- Functional limitations
- External myofascial tissues (abdomen, legs, low back and buttock)
- Hip and low back mobility
- Proper activation and isolation of core muscles.
- Internal pelvic floor assessment – this is performed to assess the health and function of your pelvic floor muscles
Based on this evaluation and your personal goals, we will review our recommended plan of care based on our findings and the diagnosis supplied by your physician. At this time, we will answer any questions that you may have.
What should I bring on my first visit?
You should wear or bring comfortable workout clothes (including shoes and socks), your prescription from your physician, your insurance card and your co-pay/deductible if applicable.
How long will my visit take?
The initial evaluation will take one hour. Treatment sessions generally take 45 – 60 minutes. It is common for patients to come 1-2x/wk for 6-8 weeks. Frequency and duration of visits vary greatly with the diagnosis, chronicity of the problem and compliance with recommended home program. Your physical therapist will review the estimated frequency and duration of your visits.
How can I provide feedback?
Please communicate your needs or questions to your physical therapist, support staff or our front office at any point. Tina L Baum Physical Therapy takes all feedback from patients seriously and appreciates your input.