Call Us:  804-794-9023

FAX:  804-794-9373

What to bring to your first visit:

  • You will need a Therapy order from your physician-(a prescription for physical therapy that was issued by their physician -- this prescription is similar in form to what you take to the drugstore for medicine -- and includes recommendations for treatment.)
  • Insurance card/s and Identification
  • Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time to complete your new patient registration forms, or take a few moments now to review and print the forms. When you arrive at Powhatan Physical Therapy, the Patient Service Specialist will greet you and review the forms. The Specialist will schedule all of your appointments and collect your co-payment (if applicable) at each visit.

Initial Evaluation
What to wear:
We usually recommend that patients wear looser-fitting exercise clothing and sneakers for maximum comfort. If working with the knee shorts are recommended. 

Your Physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the proper treatment plan for your particular needs. 

After the physical therapist completes the evaluation of your condition he will explain how they will treat it. You will become an active participant, not a passive recipient, in your rehabilitation program: your therapist will stay in close communication regarding goal setting and response to treatment. Post-op protocols are provided by your surgeon and are adhered to. 

Treatment will begin on the same day as the evaluation. (Allow for an hour for your appointment.)

A tailored home exercise program will be given.  It is essential to your quick recovery to adhere to this program. 

The last step is to check out with the Patient Service Specialist and schedule follow-up appointments

The length of your treatment plan and frequency of visits is based on your specific injury/condition, the physician prescription, your insurance plan and the therapist’s recommended treatment plan.