- Outpatient physical therapy
- Musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs
- Exercises to assist in pain reduction
- Manual therapy
- Therapeutic dry needling
- Brace and crutch fittings
- Strength and functional fitness training
- Running and gait analysis
How to make an appointment for outpatient services:
1. Primary care provider creates a referral to see PT
2. PT or referral management staff reviews and processes the referral
3. Patient receives a phone call from PT front desk staff, ideally within 72 hours
4. Patient selects an appointment date and time from the options given during the phone call from PT staff and the appointment is booked
Q: What do physical therapists (PTs) do?
PTs are doctors and experts in movement and function. They work to improve health by improving movement, strength, and function. They also help manage pain. PTs develop an individual plan of care to address the specific needs of each patient. The plan of care includes education, exercise, functional training, and other hands-on treatments to assist optimal movement and alleviate pain.
Q: Why should I see a PT?
Movement is medicine, and PTs treat pain through movement and education. PTs can help increase physical activity levels to improve your overall health and help reduce your risk of other diseases.
Q: What should I wear to my appointment?
Wear loose fitting athletic clothing that does not restrict your movement. If being seen for a lower extremity (hip, knee, leg, ankle, foot) condition, then wear shorts. If being seen for a shoulder condition, wear a sleeveless tank top under your outerwear.
Q: What should I expect to do at my initial evaluation?
Please arrive ten to fifteen minutes prior to your appointment time to check-in and complete health screening paperwork. Once called back by the PT, anticipate thirty to forty-five minutes of therapy. During the examination, the PT will assess your range of motion, strength, and flexibility to develop a plan of care. Finally, the PT may perform a treatment and instruct you on specific exercises to perform at home.
Q: If I am an active duty service member, will my appointments be off post?
: As long as the military treatment facility (MTF) has the access to get you in within the standard of care (28 days or less), your PT appointments will be on post.