Are people in less need of physical therapy?
As outpatient physiotherapy visits go down, many people ask themselves if that means the need for physiotherapy is decreasing, but in reality, it means something more. The truth is, the soon-to-be slashed programming has become so efficient that many patients can simply continue their treatments at home, instead of attending the physical therapy centre all the time.
Krista Williams, chief health operations officer with the authority made a statement regarding the programme a few days ago: “We’ve been really focused on how do we support individuals and build confidence in those individuals so they can continue their therapeutic plan at home and not solely rely on our PTs”.
As the number of visits drop every year, evidence of how effective the right personalised therapy actually is rises. Physiotherapy centres handle tens of thousands of outpatient physiotherapy appointments each year. The effectivity of these therapies and rehab programmes has allowed lots of patients to continue their treatment at home, opening places for other patients on waiting lists to get a spot in the therapy centres for an opportunity to get the rehabilitation they need.
Whilst acute injuries always receive priority treatment, non priority cases on the list have to wait for a long time before getting a physical therapist assigned for assessment and further treatment. In order to keep people moving up in the lists, so more people can perceive the benefits of physical therapy and rehabilitation for conditions such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and all sorts of other injuries and conditions, the therapists at these centres are focusing on developing effective therapy programmes that can be continued at home once the recovery has started to progress.
Additionally, therapists are also investing lots of their time, skills, knowledge and energy on education and prevention to not only help patients recover from their injuries but also to prevent new injuries or the worsening of other affections.
As the only Physical Therapy Practice to carry advanced certifications as Sports Clinical Specialists in Norwalk, CT. CT Sports Physical Therapy & Wellness, strives to provide the best quality care available for their clients regardless of their condition, including plantar fasciitis physical therapy Fairfield, CT. From tailored wellness programs to encouragement and education, their goal is to help you achieve better health. Make an appointment today calling at (203) 957-8100