Your time is valuable. Save it by filling out the New Patient Intake Form before your first visit. This ensures a prompt start for your evaluation and guarantees your full treatment time.
You can even take it a next step by saving or scanning in your filled out form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Patient Intake Form is important for a few reasons, mainly, this is how our practitioners will get to learn more about you and get a better grasp of what your needs are. You’ll have access to a number of services at Physio Logic and having this information will help us judge what treatments are best suited for you.
These are the things we strong encourage our patients to bring on their first day:
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call us at 718.260.1000 or email email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at our office.
On your first visit you will be given a document known as ‘The Travel Card.’
The Travel Card is a lot like a passport. It will show you where you started with care, where you are currently, and where you’re going next.
It serves a few purposes for both you and your practitioner. The Travel Card will track your:
When you first check-in for your appointment at the front desk, one of our patient coordinators will hand you your Travel Card. You should carry your card (just like a passport), and have each practitioner you see during your visit mark off your card. Please be mindful of where you place your Travel Card during treatment. Be sure to hand in your Travel Card to a patient coordinator when checking out at the front desk before leaving the office.
Remember, at Physio logic we take a collaborative approach to your care. The Travel Card is an integral part of our system to best serve you. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you at our office.
When you arrive for care at Physio Logic, you will undergo an evaluation of your chief complaint and present condition. You may have x-rays or further testing ordered to fully diagnose your injury, or we will review any tests that you may have had in the past. Once these findings are compiled, your practitioner will discuss with you the Phase of Care you fall into and present a Plan of Care specific to you that will dictate how often you are to come for treatment and if there are other services that would be beneficial in helping you meet the goals you will mutually set.
During the acute phase, our goal is to reduce your pain, nerve irritation, tissue inflammation and increase your flexibility. This phase will utilize mostly passive modalities such as ice/heat applications, supports or bracing, electric muscle stimulation, trigger point injections, joint injections, medication, spinal decompression, joint mobilizations/manipulations, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and gentle soft tissue manual therapy. You may also begin gentle rehabilitative exercises and stretching to do at home. It is important at this time to follow the directions given by your practitioner to make the most of this early crucial time.
Once your pain has decreased, you will progress to:
In this phase you may continue to receive many of the passive modalities from Phase 1, but now we will begin to focus on restoring joint and muscle function, increasing range of motion, re-training your postural muscles and re-educating your soft tissue through more progressive exercises and stretches. At this time you will be required to take an even more active role in your recovery by continuing to comply with the plan of care established by your practitioner and by performing your home exercises religiously. By now hopefully you are in minimal pain, however, there is still work to be done!
In this phase, the passive modalities will decrease and active exercise will increase. We will introduce increased weights, resistance bands and use of the Pilates machines. During this phase, we will continue to rehabilitate muscles, increase their strength and endurance, strengthen joints, re-educate neuromuscular function and continue to improve posture and body mechanics. At this time, you may return to a modified exercise program, in addition to the more specific program designed by your practitioner.
As in the previous phases, it is of utmost importance that you keep your scheduled appointments in order to meet your goals. Your practitioners can prescribe a home exercise program for you, but only you can perform it! Once it is determined through a reexamination of your progress that you have met your goals, you will be transitioned into:
Now that you have met your goals, you need to maintain your structural integrity, reduce your muscular stress, maintain nutritional balance and achieve emotional and physical well being. It is important that you continue your prescribed home exercise program and begin an exercise regime such as Pilates or yoga to maintain your physical strength and mobility. It is also beneficial to schedule regular “tune ups” with your chiropractor, massage therapist and/or acupuncturist to keep your body feeling its best.
Our wish for our patients is that they stay healthy and avoid re-occurrences of the same injury. This can be accomplished if we work together through these Phases of Care!