What does an annual checkup entail?
The annual checkups are comprehensive examinations of an individual’s well-being. We look at your history, disease risk profile, standard physical exam and physical performance exam. Based on the information collected we complete an evaluation of the summary of your health and come up with a personal wellness plan and exercise prescription. There are potentially some follow-ups appointments depending on your needs but we do you provide you with the information and resources to allow you to take a hold of your health. We are here for you if you have any questions or concerns but otherwise we plan on seeing you a year later for your next annual checkup!
You may be asking yourself, why an annual physical therapist checkup?
It is very common in this day and age, for an individual to be dealing with chronic medical conditions, lifestyle behaviors and disability. For instance, 49% of our population have risk factors for heart disease, 30 million have diabetes, only 20% actually meet the exercise guidelines and 21.4% of our population is unfortunately on disability. We screen all areas of health beyond that of the typical primary care physician and if something is out of our scope of practice for example, hearing, psychological or speech we will refer our patients to the appropriate healthcare providers. Ultimately, we want to help in providing quality care to individuals and help them take control of their health.