Initial Evaluation: Spine
During your spine treatment evaluation at our therapy center, we’re going to take very specific measurements based on the injury or problems that you are having with your spine. During your initial visit, we will evaluate: flexibility, strength, the way you move, how much you can move, endurance, and any specific functional tasks that you might be having a problem with.
After the evaluation at our therapy center, we will provide you with a summary of the issues that are affecting your spine. From this point, we will typically start you with an exercise program that you perform at home. We will provide you will instructional pictures to help you remember what exactly you’re supposed to do and make sure all the exercises are clear.
These exercises will be specifically tailored to the problems that you’re having with your spine and aim to get you healthier in the quickest and safest way possible. We will be able to progress more quickly through the program and help you to perform exercises that require our expertise and equipment in a clinic setting.
Florida is a direct access state and does not require physician’s referral for evaluation and treatment by a physical therapist. In The United States, physician’s referral is not necessary in 48 states and the District of Columbia for evaluation and some form of treatment. Only two states, Michigan and Oklahoma, require physician’s referral for treatment by a licensed physical therapist but not for evaluation.