Your First Visit

It's not uncommon for patients to feel a bit apprehensive about their first physical therapy session. Don't worry! We will do our best to make you feel at ease. Your therapist will take the time to help you understand every aspect of treatment. Our friendly and knowledgeable office staff will help you cruise through the paperwork and the insurance maze.

What Do I Need to Bring?

The office staff will need your insurance card and a picture ID. If you have a prescription from your doctor, please bring that with you.  

Do I Need a Prescription?

No you don't!  Alabama is a direct access state so you can be evaluated by a Physical Therapist without a prescription. We will communicate with your doctor on your plan of care.  Visit the PATIENT FORMS tab for the required forms.  Feel free to fill these out ahead of time and bring them with you to expedite your initial evaluation.  

What Do I Need to Wear? 

For the therapy session, wear comfortable clothing or bring gym shorts or sweats. If your child has orthotics or adaptive equipment, please bring those along, too.  Tennis shoes are advisable as we move around ALOT!

How Long Will the Session Last?

The first visit, or initial evaluation, will take about an hour. This provides our therapist with the required time to gather as much information about your injury or condition as possible and to develop the best plan of action. Follow-up visits usually last from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the depth of your treatment.  

​"My son was diagnosed with plagiocephaly and torticollis when he was 2 months old. We started going to Compass and within 4 months he is completely in normal range. Stephanie is great at what she does and was amazing with my son. I actually looked forward to taking him to physical therapy. I would recommend her to anyone in the area!" -Megan

"We adopted our daughter a little over a year ago. She has Spina Bifida and needed lots of help to walk. Stephanie and Kate have been PHENOMENAL!! Our daughter now walks great, and even runs most of the time all without assistance! They go above and beyond. We are so thankful for Compass and all they have done for us!" -Drew


“From physical therapists in southern California to Alabama – this is the first time in years I have been pain free!” -Laura

"Thank you for your help and assistance in my quick recovery. I couldn't have done it without the assistance of your team." -Sharon

"Amazing staff! I felt like they really cared for the well being and progress of our daughter. I would recommend them to anyone!" -Jenny

"The staff was thorough, attentive and did an excellent job of making sure I understood the proper way to do an exercise and why. The atmosphere is one of openness, nice energy and it made it easy to do the therapy. Overall I think it was an excellent experience." -Bob


"The overall experience was great. I was in serious pain when I first came in so the staff made sure not to push me too fast. Their communication was excellent. I would definitely recommend Compass to everyone!" 

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