Frequently Asked Questions
Catskills NY Physical Therapy FAQ
Why should I choose physical therapy?
If you're one of the countless Americans living with pain, physical therapy can help you. Not only can we treat your pain, but we can help you correct the problems that cause pain, even if you have a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder. Our staff has over 30 years of experience and can develop a personalized plan for you.
What will my first visit to your physical therapy office be like?
Once you have filled out your new patient forms, you will meet with your therapist to discuss your pain problems and medical history. This one on one evaluation helps us get to know your needs, including discovering your range of motion, an assessment of your joints and soft tissues, and any muscle or neurological testing you may need.
What do I need to bring with me, and how should I dress?
What kind of insurance do you accept?
How to get the most out of your physical therapy:
Before your session, reflect on questions like these: Where is my pain? When do I experience pain? Are there certain activities that are more painful? The more you can tell us, the better we can help you.
Prioritize your physical therapy sessions as they are scheduled at the optimal time to continue your healing. Not sticking to your physical therapy schedule can reduce the effectiveness of your physical therapy. It is best to come a little early to relax and hydrate a little beforehand.
Wear comfy/appropriate clothes. For example, if you are experiencing shoulder pain, wear a shirt that is loose and allows for easy access to your shoulder and arm. If you have knee pain you should wear shorts, or bring a pair to change into.
Do your at-home exercises. Doing your exercises is absolutely imperative to your healing so don’t just set your exercise notes on your side table and forget about them.
Let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties or challenges with your exercises or any movement/activity in general. If your exercise is painful or you think you may be doing it wrong, let us know - we are here to help!
Be patient, healing in a healthy manner takes time and effort...it is a process. You will notice the difference with time.
What is sports rehabilitation therapy?
Sports rehabilitation is a branch of physical therapy that focuses on returning athletes to play after a sports injury.
How long are physical therapy sessions?
Physical therapy sessions are typically between 30-60 minutes.