What To Expect

What to expect

As you begin therapy :

  • A doctor’s referral is required to begin physical therapy. Please have your provider fax an order to our office before scheduling an initial evaluation. Athens fax # 706-546-5807 / Lavonia fax # 706-356-1433
  • Look at our Forms Section. Print and complete the forms and bring them to your first appointment.
  • If you are unable to print the forms, please come to your initial appointment 20-30 minutes early to complete forms.
  • Your first visit will be the initial evaluation. Please allow one hour for this appointment.
  • Following your evaluation, you will meet with the rehab receptionist to schedule future appointments and answer any insurance questions you may have.
  • Dress comfortably. Loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are recommended. Please do not wear open toed shoes. Empty your pockets of change, keys or other bulky items before your appointment.
  • You might be sore. And that is okay. You will be using muscles that have not been worked in a while so they may feel sore afterwards. This is completely normal and should diminish by the end of the first month. Chronic pain took a long time to develop and it will take longer to return to normal.
  • Be consistent with your exercises to achieve the best possible results.
  • Please be ON TIME for your appointments. If more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, you will be rescheduled. 
  • Don’t get discouraged. Showing up is half the battle! Communicate with your therapist to let them know areas you are struggling with as well as successes you have achieved. This will allow the therapists to customize your program to improve your results.

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