FAQ’s

Why do I need therapy?

Physical Therapy is a profession whose practitioners utilize movement, various hands on techniques, exercise of all types and modalities (heat, electricity, Ultrasound, etc.) in order to improve your potential to live the life you desire. Our goal is to assist you in achieving the highest, most safe level of activity possible over the shortest time period. We strive to find ways for you to learn to control any problems you may have.

Yes. Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapist are all licensed by the Secretary of State in Georgia. These license must be renewed every two years.

The law in the State of Georgia allows you to be seen by a physical therapist without a referral from a doctor. After the physical therapy evaluation we will determine if you require additional treatment and we will request a referral from your doctor.

Your first visit will last approximately one hour and will include a comprehensive evaluation and applicable treatment administered by a Licensed Physical Therapist. Your Physical Therapist will review your medical history, diagnostic tests and any recent events that may have contributed to your current condition. Your evaluation will include assessment of your current functional deficits, pain level and posture, as well as a thorough evaluation of your flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. Following your evaluation, your physical therapist will thoroughly explain your personalized treatment plan and expectations for recovery and will review the anticipated treatment duration and frequency.

Physical Therapy is a profession whose practitioners utilize movement, various hands on techniques, exercise of all types and modalities (heat, electricity, Ultrasound, etc.) in order to improve your potential to live the life you desire. Our goal is to assist you in achieving the highest, most safe level of activity possible over the shortest time period. We strive to find ways for you to learn to control any problems you may have.

These forms are required when you visit Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services. To speed up your visit, you can print and fill out these forms before your visit.

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