No matter which Pro Staff location you visit, our team remains dedicated to a singular goal: improve the quality of care that patients receive. As part of this mission, we want you to get the most out of every single visit.
We want to help you rehab to better health. However, a patient’s commitment to an exercise regimen is integral to their own recovery. You will often find that a physical therapist or occupational therapist will prescribe exercises for you to do at home. Applying the knowledge you gain from your sessions outside of the office will keep you on the right track toward recovery.
However, we also know that sometimes unexpected factors can interrupt this. You may have trouble remembering something that your physical therapist taught you, for example. Situations like these happen to everyone. This is why we want to help you get the most out of your Pro Staff Physical Therapy Visit. Here are some ways to do that.
Make an Appointment
All Pro Staff Physical Therapy visits require that you make an appointment in advance. You can do this online through our Request an Appointment portal. After providing your contact information, a Pro Staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment at the location nearest to you.
Thanks to Direct Access in New Jersey, patients can be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without the need for a physician’s referral. However, do note that referrals are required for occupational therapy appointments.
Have Your Information Ready
Want to cut the time you spend in the waiting room? We understand that. We recommend that you print out and complete our Patient Medical History form prior to your appointment. Also be sure to bring your insurance card with you as well so that we can quickly place your information on file.
Come with Questions
Write down any questions or concerns that you may have about your evaluation or treatment. Be sure to address them with your physical therapist. Our team of licensed therapists are committed to partnering with you in your recovery and want to be your go-to resource for relevant information.
The Pro Staff team also provides plenty of valuable information on our website as well. Some of your questions may already be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page or in one of the posts on our Physical Therapy Blog. My colleague, Dr. Thomas Koc, often writes articles on physical therapy-related topics that I’m sure you will find informative.
Record Relevant Information
Our team does its best to provide you with as much information as you need during each visit. Whether we are giving you informational handouts or demonstrating exercises for you, we want you to feel confident in what you take away from each visit.
However, if you are worried that you may forget specific movements for an at-home exercise, or you want to keep a record of what our providers tell you, that is okay too. Feel free to ask your physical or occupational therapist if you can record what you are saying, pull out your phone and take a video of them demonstrating an exercise for you, or write what they say in your notes. If you feel any such measures are necessary to help you retain the information, we encourage you to do so.
Put it Into Action
Our physical therapists and occupational therapists work side-by-side with you in your recovery. Though we do as much as possible during each appointment, you will often be prescribed an at-home exercise routine as well. Take the information our therapists give you and put it into action. This will take your treatment to the next level.
Have any questions about your next visit to Pro Staff Physical therapy? Contact us today and our staff will be happy to answer them.