We Help Athletes and Active Adults Get Back to the Activities They Love Without Medications, Injections or Surgeries
At Spark Performance and Physiotherapy
Spark Performance and Physiotherapy wants to make new patients at our Mesa, Arizona facility feel comfortable. If you’re a new patient, you probably have many questions about physical therapy, how it works and what you can expect during an appointment, not to mention what type of information we’ll need from you prior to your first visit.
On this page, please find the answers to our most commonly asked questions, as well as our new patient form for you to download and fill out at your convenience. Should you not find the answer to your specific question listed here, please feel free to reach out to us via phone or email and we’ll do our best to provide you with a response in a timely manner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Your First Visit
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. We will need you to bring your driver’s license (or appropriate photo ID), your insurance card and any relevant information from your doctor’s office (your medical records, recent x-rays, etc.).
Q. Do I need to arrive early?
A. Yes, we usually recommend that our patients arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to allow the time necessary for filling out paperwork prior to their appointment. However, you can save time by filling out our new patient form at home and then bringing it with you to your first appointment.
Q. What should I wear?
A. What you should wear largely depends upon the type of treatment you’re expecting to receive and your personal comfort level. We generally recommend loose-fitting clothing that can modestly reveal the areas of your pain or discomfort. You may wear them to our office or you may change in our private bathroom prior to your appointment if you desire.
Q. What kind of shoes should I wear?
A. If you have a foot injury, we typically recommend shoes that can be easily removed. Otherwise, wear shoes that you’ll feel comfortable exercising in. You may also change your shoes when you arrive.
Q. How long are your appointments?
A. Your initial one-on-one evaluation should
Q. Will I receive treatment the first day?
A. Yes, you can expect to receive treatment during every one-on-one session with our physical therapist.
Q. How often will I need to come?
A. This will be discussed with you during your initial evaluation. It will vary from individual to individual, depending upon your condition and what type of treatment our physical therapist recommends.