what to expect.

Professional’s primary goal is to relieve your pain and get you back to your normal level of activity.

Professional’s primary goal is to relieve your pain and get you back to your normal level of activity. Our staff is comprised of compassionate, attentive healthcare professionals, living our philosophy of treating the patient, not just the injury. Regardless of your condition, our team strives to instill trust in our patients, and generate a peace of mind that they’re in good hands with our trained physical and occupational therapists.

A big part of this is making sure patients know what to expect before they go in for an evaluation and begin treatment. Whether it’s the initial evaluation stage, when your therapist conducts an assessment of your injury, condition or pain, or the treatment stage, when you will actually be diving into symptom relief, we want you to be informed every step of the way.

The most important thing we encourage patients to remember is to be patient with yourself, and complete the recommended treatment plan. Each injury is unique, and treatment plans are tailored specifically to your needs. Initial treatments typically focus on:

  •     Reducing inflammation
  •     Managing pain
  •     Protecting you from further injury

In the sessions that follow, treatment will focus on helping you regain strength, balance, and flexibility.

Along with your treatments, you will be provided with a home exercise program. It is very important to follow these instructions, as it is a key component to your recovery.

Here’s what to expect along the road to your recovery:

Evaluation

Your Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupational Therapist (OT) will begin with a specialized and focused evaluation. Your range of motion, strength, degree of tenderness/inflammation, will be assessed during the evaluation.

Goal Setting

Using information gathered during the evaluation, your personalized treatment plan and goals will be developed. Your treatment plan is created based on input from you, your PT or OT, and your physician.

Treatment

Your treatment plan will initially focus on relieving your symptoms and stabilizing your condition. Treatment will then progress to strengthening and regaining maximum movement and function. While the length of your appointment may vary, you should plan to attend therapy 2-3 times per week, for approximately an hour per visit, to maximize the effectiveness of your therapy. You can also schedule visits up to two weeks in advance, securing your desired appointment time.

Your Team

At Professional, we employ a “team approach” as it allows our patients to experience the benefits of treatment from the different skills of our PTs and OTs and the other licensed and certified healthcare professionals who work alongside them. All of our Physical Therapists are state-licensed graduates of CAPTE-accredited programs, and are seasoned professionals.

Communication

Your Physical or Occupational Therapist will continually reassess your progress toward your treatment goals, and will work with you and your doctors to plan for the appropriate time and readiness of your discharge.

post-discharge exercise programs.

Just because you’ve finished your regular course of treatment and have been discharged, that doesn’t mean your therapy is complete. As far as we’re concerned, you’re still our patient until you’ve 100% recovered, and that means a continuing program of rehabilitation designed to ease you back into your daily life. We offer bridge programs designed to ease your transition into daily life once your treatment with us is finished. And even after that, it’s important to continue exercising on your own to keep your muscles loose and prevent reinjury. Your physical therapist will tell you everything you everything you need to know about how to take care of yourself post-treatment, and it’s important that you’re prepared to heed this advice.

We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness during and after therapy.