Getting Started

With SOL Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a commitment and an opportunity. Your trust in our care and the time and energy you put into your rehabilitation will make a world of difference in your success!  – SOLPT

Scheduling Your First Appointment

By Phone Or Online

Setting up your first appointment is super easy – just call us at 510-462-3771 or request an appointment online. To get you into our system and onto our schedule as quickly as possible, please have the following information available when you call us:

(1) your prescription or referral (if you have one),

(2) your insurance card (if you intend to use insurance to pay for a portion of your treatments), and

(3) your calendar.

Many of our patients are surprised at just how quickly and effectively we can improve their pain or problem.  If you are new to physical therapy, or if you’ve had therapy elsewhere, we are confident you will experience the art and science of rehab practiced at its highest and also most personal and comfortable level at SOL Physical Therapy.  – SOLPT

What should I bring?

To my SOLPT visit

Please bring :

  1. A Photo ID and Your prescription or referral (if any)
  2. Your insurance card (if applicable)
  3. Your medication list (if any)
  4. Method of payment (credit card, cash or check)
  5. Your completed paperwork.**

**It generally takes about 10 minutes to complete our intake packet. Although we’re happy to provide you with a packet at any of our locations, you can save time on the day of your evaluation by downloading, printing, and filling your paperwork ahead of time.

Please wear or bring comfortable workout clothes (including shoes and socks).  If you use an assistive device (like a cane or walker) or use other braces or appliances (like shoe orthotics) that relate to the problem you need help with, please bring that with you as well.

I like the fact that many of the therapists are DPTs and very knowledgeable. My physical therapist was very caring and provided individualized treatment for a complex issue. The office staff and assistants are informed and very helpful. The facilities are spacious with private rooms for PT treatments. The environment is upbeat.” -S.L.

What To Expect

At Your First SOL Appointment

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your evaluation to allow for parking and in order to complete the appropriate paper work (if you have not already downloaded our forms above).  At that time, our office staff will review your insurance benefits if your insurance information is available.

You will then be evaluated by one of our licensed physical therapists. Your evaluation will be a one-on-one session in which the clinician will perform a thorough exam to determine the cause of your problem or complaint. Based on this evaluation, you will be consulted on your diagnosis and any questions you have about your individual therapy plan will be answered. You will also be issued a home exercise program that is prescribed by your clinician for you. Frequently there is also time for a short treatment, during which immediate relief of your problem area or pain can be achieved.

Physical Therapists are professionally educated in evaluating and treating injuries, surgeries and movement disorders, and are state licensed to practice physical therapy.  All SOL physical therapists also have advanced training and skills in many different forms of rehabilitation, movement and exercise science to manage even the most difficult and complex movement-related and pain problems. -SOLPT

Who Will Be Involved?

In My Treatments

Your treatments will be overseen by your Physical Therapist, with assistance from our Transitional Trainers and Administrative staff.

After a comprehensive evaluation, goal assessment, and treatment plan, you will be scheduled for return visits based on your Physician and Physical Therapist’s recommendation. 

Our most important goal is to help you get fast relief or answers to your problem, and to meet your long-term rehabilitation and treatment goals and prevent further injury.

We appreciate your trust in us, and the time and energy you are willing to put into your rehabilitation. That’s why we’re sure you’ve made the right choice by coming to SOL Physical Therapy.  


Thank you for trusting us with your care!

How Can I Provide Feedback?

You will find our therapists and staff approachable and timely with any questions about your care. Please communicate your needs or questions to your clinician or other staff member at any point. You may also use our contact form with questions and requests.