Your First Visit

Thank you for choosing Central Valley Physical Therapy for your physical therapy needs. We have put together some information to help you prepare for your first visit.

When Should I Arrive?

Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment time if you will be completing the new client paperwork in the office. For your convenience, we also have this paperwork online if you would like to complete it ahead of time.

You can download those forms here: Forms

What Should I Wear and Bring?

Please wear or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothing that will allow the therapist to expose the affected regions of the body. Exercise wear such as sweats, t-shirts, and shorts are recommended. 


Please bring to your appointment:

  • Your health insurance card
    • We will need to make a photocopy of this card to ensure we collect all necessary information to bill your insurance company.
  • Physician’s order / prescription
  • Co-payment if applicable
    • Co-payments are due at the time of service and will be collected at that time. We will verify your benefits, including copayment amounts as a courtesy at the start of your care. Please note we accept cash, check and Mastercard/Visa.
  • Worker's Compensation paperwork if applicable
    • If we will be seeing you for a worker’s compensation injury, please bring any information you have regarding your claim (claim number, adjustor’s name & contact information).

What Should I Expect During My First Appointment?

During your first visit or evaluation, a licensed physical therapist will examine you and discuss your medical history, why you are seeking physical therapy care and any other concerns. Please plan to be in our facility for 60-90 minutes for your first appointment. Your therapist can tell you how long each follow-up appointment will be, usually 60 minutes. Your therapist will complete a series of tests and measures; for example measuring flexibility and strength, as well as your ability to perform specific functional activities. Following the examination, your therapist will review their finding with you and with your input, outline a treatment plan and therapy goals designed to help you recover and get back to your regular activities as quickly as possible.


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