FAQ: How Many Visits Will I Need For Physical Therapy?

The number of physical therapy sessions you may need is dependent on several variables. The type and severity of your injury, your occupation, past medical history and even your insurance can impact the total number of visits necessary to fully recover.

During your initial evaluation, the physical therapist will take measurements, do diagnostic testing and obtain other clinical information pertinent to your pain or condition. Based on this information, the therapist will create a specialized Plan Of Care that will be most beneficial for your recovery. The therapist will also set various goals to achieve throughout your Plan Of Care.

Typically, most injuries make the most progression from attending physical therapy 3 times per week for the first 4-6 weeks. After that time period, the therapist will perform a re-evaluation to assess your condition and decide the next phase in your Plan Of Care. Depending on your progression, the therapist may decrease the frequency of your physical therapy visits to 2 times per week.

There are other factors that can influence how many physical therapy visits you may need as well. Some Worker’s Compensation carriers have a predetermined amount of visits allotted for certain conditions. Additionally, some post-surgical interventions require physical therapy for the first 5 days straight immediately following the procedure.

Here at Borja PT, we believe that every person and every injury is unique. Therefore, we do not take a cookie-cutter approach when determining your Plan Of Care and your road to recovery.

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