What is Open Clinic?
Open Clinic is a benefit available to all members at EVOLVE Flagstaff. It is a designated time in the gym, that the physical therapist (Brian) are present, and has 15 minute time slots for members. During these times, members can check in, and address any concerns related to past or current musculoskeletal issues or injuries. These appointments are free of charge, and must be scheduled ahead of time. You will need to fill out a short form online, which will be emailed to you, upon scheduling before coming to your scheduled time
How do I schedule an Open Clinic appointment?
Simple! Schedule using the calendar widget on this page, or speak to any of your EVOLVE team members.
Why should I schedule an Open Clinic appointment?
Open PT Clinic is intended for the screening of pain/injuries, to advise on self management of the issue, and to modify your training program. There are several reasons to schedule an open clinic visit. Some examples of these reasons include: You have noticed a pain or discomfort during a certain lifting movement, or you have noticed that sometimes you wake up with a dull aching pain somewhere, or you feel you have restricted motion in a joint or muscle. Once you are seen for this type of symptom, the PT will assist you with determining your plan of care progressing forward. It could be that you just have to add a corrective exercise into your program, or integrate some other self-management strategies into your routine.
Open Clinic is not a substitute for full physical therapy evaluation and treatment, which includes more extensive assessment and testing, hands-on manual therapy, gait analysis (if indicated), and targeted management of pain and issues. A full visit will be advised if your recommended self management and changes to your training program do not resolve your symptoms, or if you have been seen in open clinic for the same concern 3 or more times. A full visit will likely also be more beneficial if you have severe symptoms that are preventing you from being physically active, coming in to the gym, working, or normal daily activities. You would schedule an “initial physical therapy evaluation.”
If you cannot find a time that works for you for either Open Clinic or an initial evaluation, or if you feel your issue is more urgent, please reach out to a member of the EVOLVE team to be seen sooner if possible by Dr. Brian Kinslow.