How Many Physical Therapy Visits

FAQ: How Many Physical Therapy Visits Are Needed?

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, how many physical therapy visits are needed for your injury or condition?

How Many Physical Therapy Visits Are Needed?

Physical therapy focuses on joint alignment and movement patterns. They also look at imbalances and limitations in motion. They work to help restore movement. This involves treating the body as a whole. Typically, they will use stretches, exercises, and hands-on techniques. Their focus is to get people back to doing the things that they love.

How Many Physical Therapy Visits

The number of PT sessions you need will depend on a few things. For instance, the type of injury you have. As well as the severity of the injury. Other things, like your job, past medical history, and even your insurance can impact the number of visits needed.

During your first visit, the PT will start by asking questions about your injury or condition. They will ask how it happened, what movements cause pain, what activities you’re not able to do, and more. Next, they will ask about your medical history. They will also look at any imaging reports that you may have.

Then, they will take measurements, such as range of motion and muscle strength. They’ll do testing and get other information related to your injury. Based on this information, the therapist will create a Plan Of Care for you. They will also set goals to meet.

Follow-Up Sessions

Typically, injuries make the most progress from going to PT 3 times per week for the first 4-6 weeks. After that time period, the therapist will assess your condition and decide on the next phase in your Plan Of Care. Depending on what they see, they may decrease the frequency of your visits to 2 times per week.

Some Worker’s Comp insurers have a set amount of visits allowed for each condition. Additionally, some post-surgical conditions require PT for the first 5 days straight immediately after the surgery. 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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About The Author

Jaime Curl

I've explored many different fields within physical therapy, including acute care and oncology at Troy Beaumont Hospital, elementary through high school levels in the Troy School District, and outpatient physical therapy. As the office manager and marketer, I am able to combine my love for health and exercise science with my people skills, all with a dash of marketing and personal training. My hobbies include spending time with friends and family, baking, crafting, and watching my favorite movies or tv shows.

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