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First Appointment Information

Welcome to Paulseth & Associates!

In preparation for your first visit to our clinic, we want to make sure you are ready and know what to expect.
Please arrive 10 -15 minutes before your scheduled initial evaluation appointment.
What To Bring:

  • Your insurance card, medication list, and photo ID. We will make a copy of these documents for your chart.
  • Your prescription for physical therapy from your physician if it is required by your insurance company.
  • Any applicable co-pay or estimated coinsurance

If you speak a language other than English, please bring a translator with you. Many of our clinics have team members who speak additional languages who can make your visit smoother. Please inform our clinic prior to arrival if you require language assistance.

What to Wear:
During your visit with the therapist, we ask that you to dress in comfortable, loose clothing, ideally shorts/pants (non-jeans) and a t-shirt.  Clothing that does not restrict movement and that allows visualization of the problem area is recommended. Sturdy shoes are also recommended- flip flops, slippers or heels should be avoided.

What Happens When I see the Physical Therapist?
Your therapist will work closely with you to improve your ability to move, improve your ability to communicate, reduce or manage pain, restore function, improve performance and/or prevent disability. During this initial evaluation, the therapist will examine you, discuss findings in detail and provide a mutually agreed upon treatment plan to achieve your goals. The treatment plan includes the anticipated length of treatment and recommended interventions that will be most beneficial- these may include a variety of hands-on techniques, education, modalities, and activity-based interventions.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to Pay for Parking?

-Yes, our Century City location offers both metered street parking and $4 valet parking with our validation.

Do I need a referral from a medical doctor to be seen by a physical therapist?

-In the state of California, physical therapists can evaluate and treat without a referral from a medical doctor. However, some insurance companies maintain that they require a prescription to utilize their coverage. Our administrators can help you to verify your specific insurance coverage.


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