Preparing For Your First Physical Therapy Appointment


Acute injuries and long-term chronic pain and movement problems can be helped greatly by physical therapy. If you’ve been prescribed physical therapy for the first time, our staff at Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons can help make the experience comfortable.

How To Prepare For Your First Physical Therapy Appointment

physical therapyYour new Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons physical therapist will need to see the prescription from your physician and your medical insurance card so you can submit the physical therapy bills to your insurance company. If your need for therapy is the result of a workplace injury, you’ll also need some supporting documentation from your company’s human resources department along with contact information. If you’re recovering from a car accident, bring all the appropriate insurance information and contact numbers.

You can get a head start on the paperwork before your first visit by going to our Medical Forms page and downloading what you’ll need to fill out in advance, including explanations of what injury you’ve experienced and what symptoms you’re dealing with.

On the day of your appointment, be sure to wear comfortable clothing, as you may be doing some stretches or exercises.

Contact Us For Help With Your Physical Issues

Whether you’re recovering from joint replacement or another type of surgery, suffering from pain caused by sports injuries, coping with arthritis or working your way back to health after a broken bone or soft tissue injury, physical therapy can make a real difference. At Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons, our on-site physical therapists are ready to help you recuperate. Contact us today at 205-838-4747 or by using our contact form to schedule an appointment.