Summit Physical Therapy

Official Physical Therapists for the Tri-CityAmericans

Frequently Asked Questions

 Below you will find many of the most commonly asked questinons and answers in regards to Physical Therapy.  If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.
  1. Does physical therapy hurt?
    For virtually all patients, no. “No pain, no gain” is not true for most. You might develop sore muscles from using muscles that you haven’t used, or that are weak. Similarly, stretching a joint to improve range of motion can be uncomfortable
  2. What should I expect during my first appointment?
    On your first visit, we will perform an examination/evaluation to determine what deficits and/or problems you have that can be addressed with physical therapy treatment. The evaluation involves a thorough history, a systems review, and tests and measures that allow us to get a more specific understanding of your condition. Your physical therapist will make a clinical judgment as to your diagnosis and prognosis. A treatment program will be developed to resolve the problems identified and to reach the goals you set with the physical therapist
  3. How long does a typical therapy session take?
    Treatment sessions generally take from 30-45 minutes. Your first visit may take a bit longer due to the process of the initial evaluation
  4. What if I have an increase in symptoms?
    If you have increased symptoms please call your physical therapist. When you call the office, please be sure you explain to the office staff that you are having an increase in symptoms. The office manager will alert your physical therapist. The physical therapist will review the information and will give you a call back that same day
  5. Are Physical Therapists licensed?
    Yes, all physical therapists are required to be licensed by the state in which they work, and licenses should be prominently displayed.