Did you know?
Since 1995, Southern Arizona's network of physical therapists and hand therapists have been providing individualized care to promote health, mobility and well-being. With 26 physical therapy clinics and 5 hand therapy centers throughout metro Tucson, we make physical therapy services convenient for you.
What will a physical therapist do for me?
Your physical therapist will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Your physical therapist can also help you prevent loss of mobility and motion by developing a fitness- and wellness-oriented program tailored to your specific needs. Your physical therapist may choose to team with a physical therapist assistant (PTA), an educated and licensed clinician working under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist, for components of your care.
How long are the appointments?
Therapists spend a lot of one-on-one time with people they treat. On the first visit an evaluation is done of your condition, a complete health history is obtained and goals for functional recovery are established. This first appointment usually takes one hour. Once completed, you will be scheduled for additional visits to be instructed in your personalized treatment plan, coached in specific exercises, and evaluated on your progress. You will also receive a home exercise program to work on daily, helping you to make steady progress toward your goals. Your commitment to the home exercise program and therapy instruction will speed the return of your ability to lead an active, normal life.
What should I bring to an appointment?
Please bring your physician's referral, insurance card, photo ID and a list of medications (including supplements) that you are currently taking. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to complete patient information forms. Some practices have these forms on their individual websites so you may print and complete them prior to your first appointment.
What should I wear to an appointment?
Physical therapy is active. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around, stretch, and exercise in. Tennis shoes or other closed-toe athletic shoes are recommended.