Preparing for your First


For your first appointment, please…

  •  Print and fill out the necessary forms located on the Patient Forms Page to expedite your appointment and save you some time filling out paperwork at the office.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Gym shorts are helpful.
  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID
  • Bring any x-rays, reports, or any other test results you have.
  • For Medicare and Medicaid patients, please bring an updated list of your medications.
  •  If your insurance requires a co-pay for each visit, please bring a payment to your visit. Co-pays are due at time of visit.

    What you can expect from us

  1.  A thorough examination generally lasting 1 hour to diagnose what is causing your problem.
  2. A program designed specifically for you based on your examination and your personal health goals.
  3. In most cases, treatment will begin during your first appointment, and may include modalities ( ie. ultrasound, infrared light etc.), manual physical therapy (“hands-on treatment”), instruction in exercises tailored to your needs and abilities, as well as instruction in other areas that your therapist feels may benefit you (i.e. posture, body mechanics, proper movement/techniques for things such as lifting, exercise, athletics, etc.).
  4. One-on-one care with expert physical therapists who listen to you.


Rathjen Physical Therapy is a preferred provider of the insurance companies shown below. Below that are links to our forms you may need. Please click on an appropriate form to open up, download or print off and bring in the completed form to your first visit.