Your initial physical therapy visit will be the Evaluation. It will incorporate various tests and measures to find objective measurements (any muscle imbalances or irregularities that may have contributed to your injury, any subsequent irregularities you now present with immediately post injury, and any compensations you may have developed while dealing with a chronic injury). We will also discuss your treatment goals, your previous level of function and and where you want to be.
Your dynamic, individualized treatment program will be based on the results of this specific evaluation as well as your doctor’s orders and/or any protocols he may have, and your personal goals. This combination of input will allow us to emphasize a quick recovery and provide future injury prevention.
On the first visit there will basic forms to complete and we ask that all new patients please try to arrive about 10 – 15 minutes early. Additionally, if you could bring any applicable doctor’s prescriptions, any MRIs or X-rays, your insurance card(s), and your driver’s license. In an effort to streamline the paperwork process you can access many of the forms below:
Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy Forms
Please download, print, answer the questions and bring these forms to your first visit.
Demographic Form (PDF)
Medical History Form (PDF)
Informed Consent Form (PDF)
Financial Authorization & Scheduling Polices Form (PDF)
Explanation of Benefits Form (PDF)
HIPPA Privacy Practices Form (PDF)
Physical Therapy Outcome Forms
Please print and fill out the form associated with your injury
Neck Disability Index
Oswestry Back Disability Index
Lower Extremity Functional scale (for a hip, knee, ankle, foot, or any leg injury)
DASH (for a shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, or any arm injury)
FABQ Form (for any injury that is the result of a car or work accident)
We ask that you wear loose fitting comfortable clothing that you would not mind possibly sweating in and, if you have a leg injury, wear sneakers. Most patients state they wear clothing as if they were going to the gym or working out.
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Whether you hate to exercise, are the weekend warrior, or a Division I Athlete, our physical therapists have the knowledge and the tools to BeneFIT you.
Email Us or call (908) 203-5200 in Bridgewater, NJ or (908) 879-5700 in Chester, NJ