You can expect to be talking with your physical or hand therapist about your overall health, the specific condition you are being seen for, your home or work environment, your health habits and activity level and your leisure and recreational interests. Your therapist will complete an examination, which might include evaluating your strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and posture. Your therapist wants to help you to be as active and independent as possible. Together, you and your therapist will determine goals for your physical or hand therapy.