Legacy Physical Therapy 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road Saint Louis, MO 63122
Call: 636-225-3649 Fax: 888-494-7074 Email: info@legacytherapystl.com

New Patients

To help ensure ease in setting up and preparing for your initial evaluation we have provided some important steps to consider.
  1. You will need a signed prescription from your referring physician or primary care physician to attend therapy. This can be brought in at your first visit or you can request your doctor fax it to us directly prior to your appointment at 888-494-7074.
  2. Please be sure to visit our “How We Help” page to get an idea of our services. You may gain some beneficial information about your diagnosis and what your physical therapy session may consist of. Feel free to contact us with questions ahead of time.
  3. Call us to set up your appointment at 636-225-3649. We will request some general information, including insurance information. We will use this information to verify your insurance benefits and we will call you back before your appointment to discuss your benefits and the forms of payment we accept.

Your Initial Appointment

  • Allow 1 hour for your first appointment. 
  • Please arrive 20 minutes early for your first appointment if you have not already filled out your paperwork at home. 
  • We will request a copy of your insurance card and driver’s license. 
  • All patients will be asked to complete a survey regarding their symptoms and how their condition affects their function. This will better allow the therapist to individualize the treatment program to each patient's goals.
  • Following the completion of your paperwork, you will meet your therapist and spend some time getting to know one another. During this time the therapist will be also observing how you sit, breathe, and rest. Once that is complete, based on those observations the therapist will begin the evaluation and education process, inviting you to notice aspects about how you sit, stand, walk, breathe, and move in general......no bunch of hastely done tests and measurements leaving you to wonder, "Is that important?" or "Is this good or bad?". Rather, from the start the two of you work together learning, discovering and problem solving together. You are free to ask questions or interject more history that comes to mind through the gentle process of movement and observations. 
  • Once the therapist is satisfied that all issues around safety, screening for other causes of your symptoms, and your abilities for safe participation, she/he will discuss a treatment plan with you and get your consent to move ahead with learning your first new movements and habits.
  • For orthopedic patients, treatment will often begin at the end of your evaluation. 
  • For women’s health patients, you will receive education about your condition, and you will receive anatomy and physiology education. Treatment may not begin until your second appointment.
  • All patients will receive thorough education in a home program of exercises and movement patterns to improve their condition.
  • After your evaluation the therapist will take you back to the front desk where you can schedule your remaining visits and have any financial questions answered. 

Thank you for your trust in letting us work together with you. We look forward to meeting soon!