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Your Initial Evaluation

At Boca Raton Physical Therapy Center treatment begins with a detailed history about the pain you are experiencing and observation of what movements you are capable of, with and without pain.

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a step-by-step diagnostic process and the most effective method of Physical Therapy available. By accurately pinpointing the root of the problem through a series of diagnostic steps our physical therapists will then prescribe the correct treatment and educational plan for you, nurturing your way back to a successful recovery.

Your physical therapist might ask you specific questions about your home or work environment, your health habits and activity level, and your leisure and recreational interests so that the therapist can help you become as active and independent as possible.

Your physical therapist will work with you to determine your goals for physical therapy and will begin to develop a plan for your treatment.

In most cases, an important aspect of your physical therapy treatment will be education. Your physical therapist might teach you special exercises to do at home. You might learn new and different ways to perform certain activities at work and/or home. These new techniques can help minimize pain, lessen strain, avoid re-injury, and speed your recovery.

Your physical therapist will also evaluate your need for special equipment, such as; back or neck supports special footwear, splints, or crutches. If the evaluation indicates that you are at risk for falling, your physical therapist might recommend simple equipment to help make your home a safer place for you. The therapist will know what equipment you will need and can either get it for you or will let you know where you can find it. If you do need special equipment, your physical therapist can show you how to use it properly.

Your physical therapist will communicate the information from your evaluation to your physician and to other health care professionals at your request.

Before Your First Visit:

If possible, please take a few moments to print out our New Patient Forms below then read, complete, sign and date where necessary and bring them with you to your first appointment.  If you are unable to print these we can mail or fax them to you prior to your first visit or simply arrive 15 minutes before your first visit to fill them out.

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