In evaluating your physical therapy needs, it’s crucial to seek out treatment and professionals that meet your specific rehab needs, even if they don’t necessarily line up with your wants.
Whoa. That sounds a little backwards, doesn’t it? Isn’t what you want in your PT just as important? Let’s explore this idea further.
First—your wants are significant, and should be considered.
Your very first meeting with a physical therapist is typically an evaluation of your rehab needs. There may be some discussion of what you would like to get out of rehab, and maybe what you don’t want, and this is important to painting a full picture of what is needed. Evaluation is not only about tests and measurement – it’s about finding a physical therapist who can listen to and assess what you’re saying as well as what their eyes and hands are discovering.