Your First Visit – What To Expect in Physical Therapy

Your first visit to your physical therapist clinic in Boise or Meridian will include a detailed initial evaluation. This evaluation will help the therapist to identify your problems using special testing procedures.

Once your physical therapist has evaluated your condition, they will be able to design a plan of care that specifically meets your needs. If you have certain concerns or goals, make them known at this time so your therapist understands what you are expecting from your visits. As a part of the program design, expect a treatment timeline with realistic goals. This timeline may be changed as you progress, depending on how well your body responds to treatment.  Our Physical Therapists are specialized in your area of concerns.  Our different locations and split up to specifically treat your neck and shoulder or back and hips.

Along with regular visits to your therapist’s clinic, you will most likely receive a home exercise plan (HEP) in which you will be given specific exercises to do at home in between your regular office visits. This will help facilitate faster recovery, so stick with the program at home!

Always speak openly with your therapist if you have any concerns or limitations. As your physical therapists, we will work with you closely and help you recover as quickly as possible. We strive for a Five-Star Experience at ever visit. We hope to get the opportunity to work with you!

Check out this quick FAQ video on what a Consulation aka Discovery Visit is. By the end of a Discovery Visit, you will find out what’s wrong and be able to make a better, confident decision about your health and steps to take next.

Your First Visit – What To Expect in Physical Therapy


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“I was experiencing plantar fasciitis symptoms (difficulty walking after sitting, pain first thing in the morning) but ignoring them, I ended up pulling a tendon and being unable to walk without a lot of pain! I couldn’t get into a doctor quick enough, but was able to start physical therapy the next day. In addition to the foot problem, Jeff diagnosed some hip weakness that was contributing to the problem. By working on both, I now have better function than I did before the injury! PT has a rap for being painful and while some things were difficult, the staff made me very comfortable. Don’t allow yourself to accept less than perfect function and zero pain. Get yourself into PT!”

-Shari Greenlee

“I had been diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon as having “really bad” feed, requiring fusion with hardware. Instead, I came here. My progress in physical therapy has been remarkable. I am about 75% better in 6 weeks with more progress to come. Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy is wonderful! The staff is especially skilled and personable. I whole heatedly recommend this clinic.”

-Polly Peterson

“I could not stand to Garden and now I can. I also can walk for more than ten minutes. It’s amazing what a little physical therapy can do! Thanks!!!”

-Carey Augustine

“I had never had to be seen in physical therapy and found myself with a very painful plantar fasciitis. The pain would nearly drop me to the floor at times. After being referred here, Josh explained the treatment plan, educated me on home exercises and after a few visits, I saw improvement. Now I am pain free and getting back to normal. This experience made me realize how valuable proper care is and I particularly valued my treatment here. I would really recommend ISSPT to EVERYONE. They really make you feel comfortable and individual–not like you’re just the next patient. The entire staff is top notch!”

-Audra Kerby

“Plantar Fasciitis was a constant bother, sometimes extremely painful. With therapy, the pain is significantly less. And I don’t have to ice as often. The exercises also help a lot.”

-Kristian Ball

“I had plantar fasciitis really bad for several months, which time off did not improve. I am an avid runner and crossfitter so working out is critical to me. I started seeing Eric for ASTYM on my feet and slowly the pain got less and less and I was able to do more and more. After only 3 months of therapy with Eric, I am back to full strength and am able to begin training as I was before, including running and jumping. I can’t thank Eric enough for his service and encouragement while rehabbing my injury.”

-Shane Cole

“I had been battling both plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel. The plantar fasciitis I’d had for over 2 years. Most days I was in an enormous amount of pain from walking. After coming to Idaho Spine and Sports, we took an aggressive approach to helping the pain in my foot. The entire team was very helpful, knowledgeable, and helped me to walk and perform every day activities again without pain. After my foot pain was gone we focused on the carpal tunnel I was experiencing in both hands. I’ve gone from a numbing burning sensation to a slight tingle that I can get rid of through stretching on my own. It’s been amazing. The ASTM treatments with the custom exercises at both therapy and at home have helped a lot. Thank you every one for your help. You all get a 5 star rating. I’ll be referring all my friends with aches and pains. You are all the best to work with.”

-Misty Barfuss

“What a fantastic experience in my healing journey. Words cannot adequately express the gratitude and heartfelt appreciation of their combined team efforts to address my life impacting injuries. I can honestly state this has been the best physical therapy care that I have every received with results that worked this time, now I can resume a quality life from improvement in activities such as running, hiking, etc. as a direct result of this quality care experience. Simply the best of the best in terms of professional, quality, patient focused health care. I will definitely recommend your services to others in need of a focused, results oriented, physical therapy experience.”

-Laura Hill

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