How Long Does a Physical Therapy Session Take at Swetlic Chiropractic & Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is crucial for patients who experience persistent pain. It also helps people who have mobility problems resulting from illness or injury. The good news is that your skilled physical therapist works with patients to provide individualized treatment. The clinician will first assess the symptoms or issues, taking into account, the patient’s goals to build a plan to help the patient return to optimal function. The main objective of physical therapy is for patients to resume their healthy lives with no restrictions.

Preparing for the First Session

The initial visit is important because it establishes a relationship between the patient and the physical therapist. When preparing for your initial evaluation, plan to wear comfortable clothing that will allow access to the body part being treated. Patients should come prepared with any pertinent medial history, including surgical dates and current medications.

The physical therapist will ask questions pertaining to how the pain or injury began as well as how long it has been an issue. They will conduct testing to assess strength, range of motion, and stability to determine a plan of care that will be most effective in returning the patient to normal functional levels.

Length of a Physical Therapy Session

On average, a full session is approximately 40 minutes. Each session will include a reexamination of the patient’s symptoms to assess response to the previous treatment session.

• Soft tissue mobilization: To reduce muscle tension improve soft tissue mobility.

• Joint mobilization: It is a form of treatment where a therapist moves the joints slowly in specific directions. This can assist in the joint regaining mobility.
• Exercise: It can be active or passive exercise to enhance flexibility, range of motion, and strength.

• Ultrasound: Sound waves are transmitted through ultrasound wand to penetrate effected tissue to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation.

• Traction: It is a device that the clinician can utilize to help reduce pressure on spinal nerves.