What to Expect

We work hard to make our patients and their caregivers feel comfortable. Going in for any medical visit can be a bit daunting, so we’ve outlined what you should expect when coming in for your first visit.

  • You will be greeted by our friendly front desk staff, who will walk you through the intake process and prepare you to see your child’s physical therapist.
  • We will spend one-on-one time with you discussing your child’s health history and learning about your specific goals for them and their movement limitations.
  • We will conduct a thorough movement evaluation to determine the best path forward for increasing your child’s function in the long term.
  • We will provide interventions on your first visit.
  • Listening to your child’s unique needs, we will create a custom home-activity plan for them that is designed to help improve their condition and help you meet their goals.

Insurance and Other Pay Options

Health First Colorado may offer additional funding. Check requirements here:


We offer OTHER SUPPORT via:
  • Monthly Payment Plan
  • Pro Bono Treatment
  • Affordable Self-Pay
  • Healthcare Credit Options




How to Prepare

Being prepared for a visit to physical therapy will make the experience a lot more enjoyable. Here’s a list of everything to bring or have prepared for your child’s first visit.

  • Driver License or State ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Documentation of a Physician Prescription or Referral (if required by your insurance)
  • Form of Payment for Copay / Coinsurance / Deductible (if required by your insurance)
  • Completed Patient Paperwork (optional – may fill paperwork out upon arrival)
  • Dress in loose-fitting clothing that allows for movement. Shorts are appreciated for gait assessments.

Patient Registration

Pediatric Intake & Health Summary Form

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Financial Policy

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Missed Appointment Policy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions answer the questions many caregivers have before coming in for their child’s first visit.

What is an initial evaluation?

An initial evaluation is considered your first visit as a patient of our clinic and is a detailed visit with your physical therapist to determine a plan of care to best treat your child’s condition. Often this includes a conversation about your child’s condition, health history and goals. These visits often include stretches and exercises. Following the initial evaluation, we will work with you to schedule your child’s next visits.

How often do I need to come for physical therapy?

This depends on your child’s individual needs. Your child’s physical therapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan together. This usually consists of one to three visits per week depending on your child’s condition.

What are common symptoms and conditions that physical therapy can help with?

Physical therapy can help with a wide variety of symptoms and conditions including but not limited to developmental delays, walking abnormalities such as toe-walking, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down syndrome, genetic abnormalities, hypotonia, hypertonia, torticollis, coordination disorders, balance disorders, post-surgical and NICU graduates.

What should my child wear to my physical therapy appointment?

Dress comfortably so your child is free to move. Typically, loose fitting clothing that allows for movement. Shorts are appreciated for gait assessments. Shoes, if necessary, should be supportive, such as a good-fitting pair of walking or running shoes.

What can I expect during my first visit?

You can expect to be talking with your child’s physical therapist about their overall health, the specific condition they are being seen for, their home environment, their health habits and activity level and their leisure and recreational interests. Your child’s physical therapist will complete an examination, which might include evaluating your child’s strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and posture. Your child’s physical therapist wants to help them to be as active and independent as possible. Together, you and your child’s physical therapist will determine goals for physical therapy.

What should I do to prepare for my first visit?

If you have any questions for your child’s physical therapist, write them down and bring them with. Please fill out the new patient paperwork or arrive early enough to compete it prior to your child’s appointment.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

For your child’s first appointment, please bring your photo ID, your insurance card, a list of your child’s current medications and completed paperwork that you received prior to the appointment.

What times are available to make my appointment?

We have many appointment times to fit your schedule. We are open Monday through Friday and start seeing patients as early as 8 a.m. We can see patients over the lunch hour and have our last appointment scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Give us a call and we can usually schedule your child within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Do I need a physician’s referral for physical therapy?

While insurance policies may require you to visit a primary care provider first or limit your access to preferred providers only, all 50 states and the District of Columbia allow you to contact a physical therapist without a physician’s referral. You have the right to choose your child’s own physical therapist. Your child is not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility.

Can I avoid surgery if I do physical therapy?

Physical therapy, for some conditions, has been found to be as effective as surgery. Consider physical therapy before undergoing expensive and invasive surgeries.