What is Physical Therapy?

  • Physical Therapy a branch of health care aimed at the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function that has been impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease. Physical Therapy is able help individuals to regain function and improve their quality of life.

What should I expect at my first visit at Herel Physical Therapy?

  • You will need to bring your physical therapy prescription, insurance card, and ID.

  • There will be paper work to fill out upon your arrival that will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

  • You should come dressed in comfortable, loose fitting clothing that will allow for unrestricted motion. Clothes such as shorts and a T-shirt that you would wear to the gym.

  • An initial evaluation will typically last 1 hour in which a thorough evaluation of your physical condition as well as a treatment plan will be developed.

  • Patients will be educated and treated for their specific diagnosis. Handouts as well as a home exercise programs will be assigned that will include pictures, explanations, and duration of each exercise.

What is going to happen at follow up visits after examination?

  • Depending on the physical impairment or injury, physical therapy visits typically consist of manual treatment such as soft tissue and joint mobilization, stretching and therapeutic exercises aimed at treating each specific diagnosis, occasional modalities that facilitate healing and manage symptoms, and patient education to accurately explain the mechanism of injury while increasing patient awareness and understanding.

How long will my Physical Therapy visits typically last?

  • Each physical therapy visit will be dependent on the injury and progress of the individual. The therapist will discuss with you at the time of the initial evaluation an estimated duration of treatment that you can expect. Typical visits last approximately 45 minutes.


  • Multiple free parking options. There is a parking lot located behind our building off Euclid Street with visitor and handicapped parking, free street parking on Euclid, and metered parking on Montana Ave.