You may be surprised when you schedule with us that our appointments are a full-hour.
With many physical therapy practices, appointments are only 30 minutes, with some being as short as 15 before you’re shunted out the door.
That doesn’t fly at OrthoPelvic PT. We need a FULL hour to care for you. This gives you 2-4x the value, and allows us to always have some time with you on the table and time with you in the gym if we’ve reached the stage in your progress to work on functional movements.
Speaking of, how do we structure our care plan progressions at OrthoPelvic PT?
At OrthoPelvic PT, we like to solve your problem in 3 phases:
Phase 1: Most of the time, we have to lengthen the tissue of the affected areas to allow it to relax (3-4 visits)
Phase 2: We have to connect the mind to the muscle and reeducate the muscle(s) to fire the correct way (3-4 visits)
Phase 3: Look at functional movements and return you back to your preferred activities without any difficulty (3-4 visits)
I always tell our patients that PT starts out relatively relaxing. At the beginning, as we work to lengthen the tissue of the affected areas/those surrounding, we get to chat on the table as we perform myofascial release (essentially a targeted massage). It’s a wonderful time to learn more about you and give you a chance to relax and breathe as we treat.
Generally, as time goes on, we spend less time on the table and more time out in the gym! This is fun in an entirely different way and you really start to see why we ask that you wear athletic clothing to every visit 😅
I also find we have more fun during those gym visits because we had more time establishing a personal rapport on the table (as you can see in the image with Dr. Kelly and one of our amazing post-op hip patients, Alex).
All this to say, while an hour of PT may not sound like quality me-time, we think it is, and we think you will too.
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Be empowered in education,
OrthoPelvic Physical Therapy