Welcome to
Latitude Physiotherapy

Congratulations on taking a big step towards recovery! Please review the first appointment checklist below in order to get ready for your first visit so that we can make the most of our time together.

 

Below the checklist you'll find a couple of resources about pain scienceYou may hold some beliefs that aren't consistent with modern pain science, and sadly, you may have also been misled by other medical professionals. This information is especially pertinent to you if you have been dealing with pain for more than a couple of weeks. Even if pain is not the primary reason for coming to physical therapy, a better understanding of its role in your life and how pain works will ultimately help you achieve symmetry and balance in your body. Furthermore, studies have shown that outcomes improve significantly when pain science education is part of your treatment program. Many individuals find relief simply after beginning to understand these concepts! 

 

First Appointment Checklist:

Before your first appointment, please...

  • Note, we are taking precautions against COVID-19 including masks, distancing, cleaning, and screening. In the past 14 days if you...

 

  • have been exposed to COVID-19, 

  • have had one or more of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea,

  • or are unvaccinated and have traveled, 

...you should self-quarantine for 14 days, get tested for COVID-19, and/or contact your medical provider. We provide Telehealth PT anywhere in Texas for those not able to attend in-person visits. Please stay home, and contact us to discuss options for continuing your care. Please complete the COVID-19 Screening  before every visit (see link inside your 24-hour appointment reminder email).

  • Peruse the pain science resources below! Along with exercise and manual therapy, this knowledge will play an equal part your recovery. Self-study of these materials is expected of every patient in addition to attending regular physical therapy sessions.

  • Be changed into appropriate clothing (athletic or loose-fitting attire) exposing or allowing easy access to the area of concern.​ Shorts are best for low back and lower extremity concerns. Tank tops are best for mid-back, neck, and upper extremity concerns.

  • Note, Texas is a Direct Access state, meaning a referral for physical therapy is NOT required to start PT, however, we are required to get one to continue after two weeks from your first visit. *This is a requirement of our state board and has nothing to do with insurance. After your evaluation, we can relay our findings to a qualified provider of your choice (physician, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, physician's assistant, or advanced nurse practitioner) to request a referral for PT. Thus, it is important to provide accurate information for your primary care provider (PCP) on the Intake Forms. *If you don't have a PCP this won't affect your ability to start PT, however, we will need to make plans to contact one soon.

  • Plan to be on time or early for your appointment...

    • For In-Clinic visits, we are located at 1614 East 6th Street, Suite 106, Austin, TX, 78702 at METSI Care. Metered parking is available along East 6th Street. Click here for directions.

    • For telehealth visits, you will receive a unique Google Meet link in your email inbox. Be ready to join the meeting at your scheduled appointment time. *A Gmail account is not required.

See  you soon!
 

Modern pain science

Recovery Strategies: Pain Guidebook

By Dr. Greg Lehman 

Greg Lehman is a physiotherapist, chiropractor, and strength and conditioning specialist. In his workbook, he provides an excellent overview of key concepts in modern pain science that are invaluable to people who are struggling with pain.  

Understanding Pain & What to Do About It in Less Than 5 Minutes
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