Physical therapists use physical exams to determine if you are in good health, or if you need to make any adjustments to your physical therapy program to be considered healthy.
Physical therapists look at your posture, your breathing, your muscles, your weight, your pulse, your skin, and other factors.
Physical exam results are usually very important because they can help you decide if you can do your physical therapist’s physical therapy and make sure you’re getting the right treatment.
If you have symptoms of a heart condition or are pregnant, physical exam results can help your doctor determine if there is a risk of your baby developing a heart defect.
If your health or physical problems are not well known, physical therapists can use your medical records to determine your risk factors and suggest ways to avoid them.
Some physical therapists also use physical examinations to evaluate patients for conditions that aren’t known, such as heart disease, diabetes, or certain cancers.
For more on physical therapy testing, see our physical therapy test questions and answers.
The American Board of Physical Therapy (ABPT) uses physical exam test results to recommend the types of treatments you should consider and assess your health.
To see the tests that are the most popular and used by the ABPT, click here.
Your physical therapist can recommend a physical therapist for you by calling the ABPTS toll-free physical therapist line at 1-800-931-3245.
If that doesn’t work, you can check your state’s physical therapist licensure board website for a list of certified physical therapists.
Some states, such to California, require physical therapists to be licensed.
You can find out if your state has an occupational or professional licensing board that regulates physical therapists and other health professionals, and how much they charge by calling their office at 1 (800) 774-2321.
Some other types of physical therapy exams may be offered at an opt-in stage, but you will need to schedule your appointment before your physical therapists exam.
Check the opt-out stage to see if you qualify for an opt out.
When you call to schedule an appointment, ask if your physical health is a primary concern.
If so, your physical exam will take place in a private setting.
You will be asked to fill out a form and submit it to your health care provider, who will sign the form.
Your health care professional will give you an online questionnaire that will ask questions about your health and the results of your physical examination.
You may need to pay a small fee, which will vary by state.
Your provider may also ask for a copy of your medical record to confirm your physical diagnosis and to verify your diagnosis.
You and your physical doctor will then discuss how best to treat your physical condition.
Your healthcare provider will then review the results and advise you about what options you have, and whether you need additional care.
Some healthcare providers use these questions to determine whether you have a condition that is more common in women or men, or whether you are more likely to have a medical condition that would make it difficult for you to work or perform physical activities.
The most common conditions that are diagnosed and treated by physical therapists include heart disease (heart attack, stroke, or heart failure), cancer, diabetes mellitus, and certain types of autoimmune disorders.
You should consult your healthcare provider about your options for treatment and if they are covered by your state health plan.
Physical therapy is a type of physical medicine that involves your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Your doctor will perform a physical exam, or physical therapy exam, that involves a physical instrument, such an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI scan.
Your physician will perform your physical test to make sure that the results are accurate and consistent with the physical condition that caused the physical problem.
Physical exams are the only physical examination that you will see.
You won’t get a physical examination at home.
Your appointment with your physical practitioner will be confidential.
When a physical therapy appointment is needed, your healthcare professional will schedule a private consultation with you.
Your appointments are usually scheduled for two to four weeks after your physical examinations are scheduled.
Your care provider may not be available to answer questions or provide other details.
The physical therapist will provide you with a physical chart and will take your physical tests.
The health care practitioner will discuss the results with you and provide you the options for future physical therapy.
You don’t need to be able to speak English to have an effective physical therapist.
You might have trouble reading a physical questionnaire.
Some people who are deaf or hard of hearing may not have the ability to understand a physical test, so you may have to ask a healthcare professional to speak to you in a language you can understand.
The quality of the physical exam depends on your physical symptoms, the type of treatment, and the level of physical pain you have.
You have to take a physical with a qualified physical therapist to get the results.
Physical therapist exams are not covered by insurance.
You need to have insurance to receive