Choosing a Physical Therapist

Once you have decided to have physical therapy sessions, the next thing to do is to look for a qualified therapist. Certainly, there are many physiotherapists, but not all deliver quality. Thus you need to make careful considerations during your selection process. Below is a list of questions to ask a physical therapist before settling on one.

Questions to ask a physical therapists


What does your physical therapy session cover?

Your physical therapist should give you a clear explanation of what constitutes his or her therapy session. Inquire who will conduct the session and if there is an assistant during the session or not. Also, ask about the duration of the session and the treatment method to be employed.

What do you expect from me?

This is another key question to ask your therapist if you wish to avoid being at loggerheads and getting the maximum benefit from the therapy. Your therapist should stipulate the number of times he expects you to turn up for the therapy. Also, he or she should tell you the requirements needed to make the therapist successful. Be sure to have a clear explanation of this.

What are your academic qualifications?

This question should never be underestimated if what you need is quality services. A good physical therapist should specialize in a particular field. For instance, some specialize in orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, and cardiovascular therapist among others. Settling for a specialist is one way to guarantee you best results. Thus, it is of the essence to inquire of their highest academic qualification in your search process.

What are your treatment philosophies?

SADScasDifferent therapists will employ different treatment philosophies. They all aim to ensure their clients get the best services. However, some treatment philosophies are applicable in certain conditions and not others. Thus, this makes it necessary to have the information on treatment philosophy beforehand. If you find the treatment philosophy applied by the therapist not applicable in your case, it is wise to consider another therapist.

What will guarantee quality services for specific conditions?

We all aim to get quality services, you not being an exemption. That said, it is imperative to inquire from a prospective therapist on measures they have put in place to ensure you get a quality therapy all the time. For instance, would they limit your therapy session to serve many clients? Also, do they have specialized equipment for specific cases like back pain? If you are justified with their responses, you can consider them in your list of options.…

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