If you are in private practice. Your first session will include an evaluation of the problems that client may present. May get thermal agents, electrical stimulation or manual therapy or exercises depending on the problems. Depending on the office you may have more manual therapy that exercises. Every office can run it different depends on training and philosophy.
If you have therapy in a hospital, you will do walking, steps, thermal agents, exercises and at times pool and group therapy.
If you get therapy at home. Clinician will evaluate your needs in terms of functional status like can you walk, get in and out of bed or in and out of chair. You will get exercises to improve strength and functionality.
Depending on the setting therapy will be a little different.
Documentation of what was done and the response to the session is required for each session. Progress notes and Discharge documentation are more involved. Evaluations require extensive documentation. The aforementioned is based on the client services are being paid in whole or in part by insurance. Documentation for clients that pay in cash is more streamlined.