Physical Therapy and Balance Center
Where Health and Care Meet
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Preparing for a PT Visit

Preparing for a PT Visit

Our physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who help patients improve or restore mobility, and in many cases helping patients reduce pain, and avoid the need for surgery and the long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

In the state of Maryland, you can make an appointment with a physical therapist without a physician referral. Whether this is your first visit or you've been treated by a physical therapist in the past, there are things you can do to make your visit as successful as possible.

for Your Visit:

  • Make a list of any questions that you have, to make the best use of your time with your physical therapist.

  • Write down any symptoms you've been having and for how long. If you have more than one symptom, begin with the one that is the most bothersome to you. 

  • Write down key information about your medical history, even if it seems unrelated to the condition for which you are seeing the physical therapist. Use our Medical History Form and bring it with you. 

  • If you are a new patient, visit our New Patient Forms page and save time by printing and filling out your forms prior to your visit. 

  • Wear comfortable clothing. Avoid tight or formal clothes in case the therapist wants you to engage in activities during the first session. 

  • Bring your ID and current insurance card. We will require to make a copy of each during your first appointment, annually and if any of your information changes. 


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12800 Middlebrook Rd. Ste 100
Germantown, MD 20874

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