Where can i print the registration forms?
What should I wear?
- Loose comfortable clothing that you can easily move in
- Clothing that is easy to move/remove in order for us to see the body part you are being treated for
- The sneakers or shoes that you typically wear during the day or during workouts
HOw Long will my appointments last?
- Plan for the first appointment to last about an hour, and please arrive 15 minutes early if you plan to fill out paperwork at the appointment.
- You can plan for your follow-up appointments to last about 30-45 minutes
What should i bring to my first visit?
- Your PT script from your medical provider
- Your insurance card(s)
- A list of medications that you take
- The paperwork from our website if you have printed it and filled it out
- Your copay if you have one
- Your calendar so you can schedule follow up sessions
What if I don't have a prescription? Can you still see me?
In New York State, you can be treated by a licensed Physical Therapist for 10 visits or 30 days, whichever comes first without a prescription. At that time, if you need to continue treatment, we can help you contact your medical provider to fax us a script. Of note, most insurances do allow direct access treatments, however some insurances still require a script anyway. Please call us at 315-635-5000 if you would like us to check about your specific insurance plan.
What should i expect on my first visit?
- Typically, the first 15-20 minutes will be answering questions from your physical therapist pertaining to your specific injury or symptom
- The next 15-20 minutes will include a hand on assessment to evaluate how you’re moving and measure things like the motion of your joints, strength, or balance testing, as well as performing some specific tests to determine exactly what is going on
- Once the evaluation is complete, your therapist will provide an assessment and then work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your goals that works with your schedule.
- The first session is typically wrapped up with some treatment such as a hot or cold pack, hands-on therapy, or instruction in a brief home exercise program to begin working on before your next appointment.