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What to Expect During PT Treatment

A dedicated therapist will be chosen to work with you based on your needs. 

  • Your therapist will develop a comprehensive, goal-oriented treatment plan and discuss it with you during your initial evaluation.
  • We’ll communicate with you and your doctor throughout your treatment to monitor and keep you up-to-date on your progress and healing process.
  • Hands-on therapy, exercise, strength training and cardiovascular conditioning may be used to help improve your physical strength, reduce pain and avoid recurrence of future injury.

If you have any questions about choosing therapy providers, what therapy is, or how to get started, please check out answers to frequently asked questions

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Try PT Treatment First!

Did you know... 70% of patients that utilize physical therapy services first for spine, shoulder and knee pain are successfully treated without the use of imaging, prescription medicine or physician visits!

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The ATI Difference

Your return to an active lifestyle is our primary concern. We'll work with you to help reduce pain and achieve your goals—in a fun, friendly and encouraging environment.

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Have A Prescription For Physical Therapy?

If you need physical therapy, you have a choice when selecting your provider. We encourage you to explore your options. Our physical therapists practice comprehensive care, and are here to help you recover from an injury, surgery or chronic pain.

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Specialty Therapies

We offer a number of specialized services to address your specific injury or needs. Specialty services are available at select ATI locations.
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  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Certified Manual Therapy
  • Men’s Pelvic Health
  • And much more

Workers' Comp Rehab

ATI’s trademarked F.I.R.S.T.™ program uses a performance-based methodology to safely return injured workers to their workplace.
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  • Designed to increase strength, endurance and cardio function
  • Earned international recognition for our outcomes and results  
  • Conduct Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)  

Sports Medicine

Our athletic training services help you get back in the game. We have hundreds of professional, collegiate, high school, middle school and club relationships nationwide.
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  • Offer rehabilitative care for all types of sports injuries, including prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment 
  • Coordinate care across multiple touch points, including physicians, parents and school/club officials

Hand Therapy

Through preventative, non-operative, conservative treatment, post-operative rehab and industry consultation, our hand therapists can effectively evaluate and treat complex upper extremity cases.
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  • Achieve faster recovery, resulting in decreased medical costs
  • Improve hand mobility and reduced pain

Women's Health

We offer an innovative approach that's designed by women for women. Specialized care can offer life-changing results.
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  • Reduce pelvic floor pain, weakness and dysfunction
  • Address incontinence issues
  • Manage prenatal/postpartum pain
  • Recover after a surgery

 Complimentary Injury Screenings

ATI Physical Therapy offers complimentary screenings at any ATI location. If you’ve been dealing with a strain, sprain, ache or pain, don't wait any longer – talk to an ATI provider today. We'll take a look at your injury and provide suggestions or recommendations for further care, if appropriate.
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When my doctor recommends therapy, do I have a choice in providers?

Yes, if you need physical therapy, YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE when selecting your provider. We encourage you to explore all your options, and when you do, we're confident that you'll find that ATI will exceed your expectations. With many convenient locations close to home, expert clinicians, and our ability to schedule your first visit within 24-48 hours, we believe that we're the best choice around to help you recover from an injury, surgery or chronic pain.

We accept virtually all major insurance carriers and will verify insurance for you. Contact us today to see how easy it is to get started.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

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 provide a commitment letter to you. Communication between the patient and physical therapist is of utmost importance at ATI and you are an active participant in your recovery.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment in order to complete all necessary paperwork.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

  • Photo identification* (Valid Driver’s License, Valid State ID, School ID Card, or Valid Passport)
  • Form of payment due at the time of service
  • Prescription/doctor referral (if applicable)
  • Insurance card (if applicable)

*As a creditor under the Federal Trade Commission's "Red Flags Rule," we adhere to an Identity Theft Prevention Program. For this reason, we ask that you present photo identification at the time of registration. We appreciate your cooperation in assisting us with protecting your identity and the prevention of identity theft.

What should I wear to my appointments?

Comfortable clothing, athletic wear, preferably no jewelry.

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