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What to Expect: Your Sports Physical Therapy Appointment

When you arrive for your therapy visit, you’ll meet with an access rep and walk through insurance information and other forms. Initial evaluations last one hour and are one-on-one with a licensed sports physical therapist. We try to have the same physical therapist work with your child throughout their treatment.

We examine your child’s specific injury and do a detailed health assessment that is tailored to fit the sports they play. For example, if a baseball player comes in with an injury to the elbow, it could also be related to their hip in some way. This allows us to assess and treat your child holistically top to bottom.

Pre-register for your appointment


Day of evaluation

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to register if you have not already done so online.
  • Wear comfortable gym clothes and shoes for proper evaluation by the physical therapist.
  • If the patient is under 18, the parent/legal guardian is required to attend the first session, please contact the treating physical therapist regarding future appointments.
  • The evaluation and initial treatment will be completed in approximately 60 minutes.
  • Establish a verbal agreement between the physical therapist, athlete, and parent to begin treatment relative the athlete’s sport, future goals, and expectations.

 

Follow up appointments

  • Please arrive on-time for your appointment to ensure timely service.
  • Wear comfortable gym clothes and shoes for continued evaluation by the physical therapist.
  • The treatment time will be approximately 45-60 minutes.
  • The home exercise program will be advanced, if appropriate, based on the athlete’s progress toward goals.

 

Upon discharge

  • The physical therapist will determine a discharge date/plan based on the athlete’s need.
  • Discuss continuation of the established home program or recommend additional support within the community or through the sports training and performance program at Village West.


Attending with your child


A parent, step-parent, foster parent, or legal guardian must be present to sign a consent for treatment at the initial visit. If the patient is 18 years or older, he or she may give consent themselves. If an adult other than the above-mentioned individual is accompanying your child, he/she must have a notarized letter stating the parent gives consent for treatment. At subsequent appointments, teenagers over the age of 16 years may sign themselves in as long as we have a current signed consent on file. 

Rescheduling appointments


If you need to cancel your therapy session for any reason, please notify us 24 hours prior to your appointment time, or as soon as possible by calling (913) 717-4750. If you are ill (fever, vomiting, or other potentially communicable conditions), please be respectful of the therapist and other athletes in our clinic and reschedule your appointment.