Madison Physical Therapy and Consulting, LLCTM offers very thorough evaluation services. A complete physical therapy evaluation should includes the site of the injury and all neighboring joints. For example, with a knee injury, your therapist should also be evaluating your low back, hips, knees, ankles and feet. For a shoulder injury, a thorough evaluation would include your neck, midback, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Without evaluating the entire picture, contributing factors may be missed and delayed results could occur. If you are evaluated for a sports related injury, you can NOT ignore the spine. Nor can you ignore extremities for a spine injury.
For our injured workers, a Functional Capacity Evaluation will be based on the job demands. We communicate closely with your care team to determine job specific work tasks for our Functional Capacity Exams. Functional Lift testing may be done during standard physical therapy care and can expedite reporting some job specific demands to your care team.
Upon completion of the initial evaluation, various treatment options will be discussed and outlined. It is important that you are involved in treatment planning based on your therapy goals! A plan of care will be discussed and at that time we can discuss duration of future. We offer 30, 45 or 60 minute follow up sessions.