Thank you for choosing Stamford Physical Therapy!
We are looking forward to meeting you, and are here to help you get the most out of your physical therapy experience. Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. You do not need a doctor’s referral for an evaluation by a physical therapist.
In preparation for your first visit with Shani or Sarah, please fill out the intake forms that you will receive via email. They can be easily completed online, or you can print them out to complete by hand.
Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of your appointment, to allow time for parking and getting the lay of the land.
- Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothing so Shani or Sarah have easy access to the body part that is being treated
- Please bring any relevant diagnostic reports, and a prescription if you have it (not required)
- If you have any specific questions or issues you want to discuss, please let us know.
During the evaluation, Shani and Sarah will review your medical history and current symptoms, challenges and goals. Next, we will perform a detailed examination and will look at your body as a whole in order to achieve maximum outcomes. Depending on your symptoms and condition, we might evaluate your strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and posture. We will use our hands to examine or “palpate” the affected area or to perform a detailed examination of the mobility of your joints, muscles, and other tissues.
Each evaluation will also include some time for treatment and/or something you can do at home, because we want to send you home feeling better.
We schedule one-hour treatment sessions once a week, with the same therapist who completed your evaluation. Each treatment session will typically include manual (hands-on) therapy, therapeutic exercises, functional training, and instruction in a home exercise program.
We will send a detailed report to your physician, and communicate with your medical provider, trainer, pilates or yoga instructor to maximize the benefits of physical therapy.
Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions, and check out our Visit Us page for parking and driving directions.