Not all physical therapists are created equal, and it’s hard to find the perfect fit for your problem. Physical Therapy Denver is already specialized for each individual person and each appointment is a very personal time spent with your therapist. We specialize in suspension training. If you aren’t familiar, read up on the benefits of suspension training
To make your physical therapy work for you, it’s important to ask the right questions before finding the physical therapist that will meet your needs the best. Don’t simply go off of a list your insurance company or your doctor, ask these questions and keep your goal in mind.
Do you specialize in treating my condition?
This is the sole reason why you’re trying to find a physical therapist, so it’s the most important question you can ask. If you find out that they don’t have expertise in your injury, it’s probably a good sign that you might need to find someone else. You should also ask how many patients they have treated with the same specific problem as you, and how long it took them to make progress in treating your injury or mobility. If you have a goal in mind, mention that to the physical therapist! They’ll be able to tell you how capable it will be to get you there.
Would I always be seeing the same therapist?
Building a relationship with your physical therapist is crucial because they will know your story and know your progress every time you see them. If you stick with the same person, each time you come in for your appointment, they will be able to appropriately assess your progress from the last session and adjust your plan if needed. By seeing the same physical therapist, you’ll have better communication and a more team approach to making your goals and rehabilitation. That’s not to say that switching between reputable physical therapists is a bad thing, as you would be able to see different approaches towards treating your injuries. If you would like the same physical therapist each time, be sure to ask if that’s a possibility.
How much time will I spend with my physical therapist?
Your initial evaluation with your physical therapist can take anywhere from one hour up to two, but typical rehabilitation appointments can last up to an hour. Read up on what to expect from your first PT during your first appointment
. Some may be shorter, or longer, depending on your goals, injuries, and possible complexity of your treatment. Physical therapy is a long term commitment, as short as four weeks or longer (again, depending on your goals). Most patients attend physical therapy for a minimum of 12 to 24 visits over the course of weeks. When you’re scheduling your physical therapy sessions, be sure you have time blocked out in your schedule as this can be a big time investment.
? We guarantee that patients spend at least 55 minutes of undivided attention with a licensed physical therapist during each session. ActivCore’s focused, one-on-one treatments and specialized equipment, including suspension trainers, helps patients reach their goals in fewer sessions. Contact us
today to schedule an appointment!