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Appointment Information

How to get started

To begin you will need a prescription from your doctor. This can be FAXED to our office at (419) 824-3435.

We will then schedule you for an initial evaluation, with one of our physical therapists to assess your problem areas. During your evaluation we may use various forms of diagnostic testing. With these objective findings we will communicate with your doctor and create an individualized program specific to your needs. Our goal is to get you back to putting your right foot forward.

First Appointment FAQ / Tips

What kind of questions will you ask?
  • How did you hurt yourself?
  • When did the symptoms first appear?
  • What makes the pain worse or better?
  • What were you doing just before you felt the pain?
  • What does your daily routine involve?

What will we do during your initial evaluation?
  • You may be asked to perform certain movements to determine which movements increase your pain.
  • Your posture (how you sit and stand) may be evaluated.
  • Your muscles may be palpated (massaged) to find painful knots, trigger points or increased tension.
  • The mobility and quality of the motion of your joints will be assessed.
  • You may have your reflexes tested.

What are some pain reduction methods?
  • Heat
  • Ice
  • Massage
  • Relaxation
  • Stretches
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Aquatic Therapy