New Patients

New Patients Dunn Physical Therapy of Cary

Our skillful physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation that will determine the root cause of your problem. You and your therapist are a team working together to achieve your overall goals. The therapist will design a treatment plan specific to your problem that will include manual hands on interventions, modalities specific to your problem, therapist and patient based exercises. Your therapist will educate you on your diagnosis, treatment plan and how this condition will affect you.

You will be provided with a detailed treatment plan to include the recommended frequency and duration specific to your problem. A home exercise program will be tailored to your needs to help you obtain the desired response. A home exercise program is a critical part of the treatment and the therapist will ensure compliance by consulting with you regarding the timeline and ability to perform the exercise routine. Questions are the vital part of understanding and achieving results. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions. Your final outcome will be a meaningful and outstanding experience in physical therapy.

How to prepare for your first visit

  1. For your initial appointment, please come 15-20 minutes early to complete all necessary paperwork.
  2. We encourage you to download new patient forms and complete them beforehand, as this will save you time at your initial visit. Your evaluation could take between 60-80 minutes, depending on your individual needs. Follow up visits are generally 60 minutes, but may vary by individual.
  3. Bring your insurance card: A copy of your insurance card will be taken on your first visit to ensure accurate and timely billing of your therapy.
  4. Bring any X-rays, test results, medication list and a referral if one was given to you. A referral is not needed in most cases to be seen in physical therapy.
  5. Bring your calendar. It is helpful to bring your calendar so that you may schedule several appointments in advance to ensure several appointments in advance.
  6. Wear comfortable clothing.
  7. Bring a list of questions and your goals for physical therapy.

Do I need a Physician's Referral to come to Physical Therapy?

In North Carolina, Physical Therapists have the ability to evaluate and treat patients without a physician's referral. Physical Therapists are skilled in evaluating and treating a multitude of conditions, and we are happy to get patients seen quickly after injury to minimize recovery time- and discomfort. If your insurance requires a physician's prescription, we can happily assist you in this process.

New Patient Forms

All new patients will need to complete the following forms and bring with them to their initial evaluation:
•  Medical History Form
•  Medical History Form for Pediatrics
•  HIPAA Authorization Form
•  We generally take new patient information over the telephone, but if you were referred to our online New Patient Intake, please complete prior to your first visit.

Below are pain scales that you will need to complete within 24 hours of your initial visit with us.
Please print and complete ONE of these options based on where your symptoms are located.

  1. Lower Extremity Pain Scales (feet, legs, hips, knees, etc)Download Here
  2. Upper Extremity Pain Scales (Shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand, etc) For UHC patients For Non-UHC patients
  3. Neck injury Pain Scales (cervical pain, whiplash, TMJ, headaches, vestibular issues, thoracic pain, etc.) Download Here
  4. Low Back Pain Scales (SI Joint dysfunction, low back pain, spinal dysfunction): Download Here
  5. Body Pain Scale (Fibromyalgia,Womens/Men’s Health diagnoses, Lymphedema) Download Here
Contact Dunn Physical Therapists of Raleigh Cary Apex NC today!