We can help you get into shape with changes in your lifestyle and adding fitness into your routine.
Before your first visit we will discuss your lifestyle, home life, stress factors, health, exercise level, eating habits, and previous injury/treatments as well as what you would like to achieve with therapy. We will come up with a time and place to meet and you will receive paperwork to complete before your first visit.
Your first visit will include:
A quick review of the paperwork so we can address anything not discussed during our phone conversation.
A quick check of your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at home to get a baseline. A check in your own environment without the stress of being in a doctors office will be more accurate.
Strength and Mobility Assessment
A thorough strength and mobility assessment.
We will complete special tests associated with any symptoms that we have to make sure that our plan is the best fit for you.
We will also test your exercise tolerance:
Six Minute Walk Test
It simply measures the distance that a patient can walk on a flat, hard surface in a period of 6 minutes to assess patients with a variety of cardiopulmonary diseases.
Five Times Sit to Stand
Measure of dynamic balance and functional mobility in older adults
A good measurement of fitness and a person's ability to recover after a strenuous exercise. The more quickly the heart rate returns to resting, the better shape the person is in.
Video analysis is a great way to pinpoint a movement issue potentially causing pain and later to see a marked difference when comparing pre and post videos side-by-side.
In the last 15 minutes of your initial visit we will discuss and come up with exercises for home as well as a plan involving frequency of telephone versus in person visits.