How Often Do I Need to See a Physical Therapist?

See A Physical Therapist

Every individual’s lifestyle will gage how often he/she visits a physical therapist to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle free from new or recurrent injury. If you are active in sports and exercise, then you need to work in conjunction with spine_and_sports_medicine’s team of physical therapy experts and sports doctors on a regularly scheduled basis to truly maintain and maximize your body’s potential.

See a Physical Therapist

Shoulder_Pain.jpgMost practitioners recommend three visits per week initially for a patient to receive optimal benefits immediate post-diagnosis. After your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will advise you as to the optimal frequency of visits.

Frequency of Physical Therapist Visits

Your present and continuing frequency of physical therapy visits will be dependent upon:

  • Your physician’s diagnosis of your condition
  • Your physician’s individualized plan of care
  • Your physician’s recommendation for frequency of visits
  • Your progress during Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Follow Ups

  • After each visit, your physical therapist will document all performance feedback of your prescribed therapeutic exercises and techniques.
  • Based upon your response to the prescribed treatment regimen, an evaluation will be performed by your physical therapist approximately every four weeks.
  • On the fourth week, you will visit with your physician for an update on your progress and to receive physical therapy recommendations for future treatment.
  • After you have been released from the care of your physical therapist, a recommended standard practice of care will be to schedule a follow up visit at least annually to ensure the continuation of corrective therapy and prevent re-injury.

Physical Therapy Expertise

It is the duty of a physical therapist to tailor a patient’s physical recovery program to increase flexibility, joint range of motion, as well as balance and strength. Individualized tailored exercise programs enhance healing and reduce the risk of re-injury.

The physical therapy doctors at spine_and_sports_medicine have helped 1000s of patients heal and prevent future injury. Discover premium physical therapy rehabilitation and all-encompassing pain management in one location at spine_and_sports_medicine.

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