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“I have no time for physical therapy.” 

This is one of the most common reasons that we hear from patients on why they postpone physical therapy or skip physical therapy altogether, even when their doctor has prescribed the treatment. 

We know that alternative treatments for managing pain can have disastrous side effects, case in point our current opioid epidemic, but patients will still opt for medication or surgery prior to trying a less expensive, less painful, and often more effective treatment – physical therapy. 

Honestly, I totally understand where these folks are coming from. In today’s society, convenience is paramount and with two small children and a business to run, I totally get it. If someone told me that the only way to achieve an optimal outcome was to attend therapy three times per week for four weeks I may seek another alternative as well. It’s a good thing I know a phenomenal group of therapists that can get the job done more efficiently.

Did you know that contrary to popular thought or conventional wisdom, receiving physical therapy can be very convenient? Physical therapy sessions do not have to be three times per week and they do not have to last more than one hour. In fact, for some of the conditions we treat a positive outcome can be achieved with as little as one time per week during a session that lasts an hour or less.

So, when conventional wisdom would have you believe that physical therapy must be delivered two to three times per week for four to six weeks, you might ask, “How do you guys do it in less time?” I think you’ll be pleased to learn that there is no special sauce or magic procedure. Effective and efficient treatment is achieved by first performing a thorough and highly skilled one hour evaluation that includes testing, assessment and education. We have found that a patient that is empowered with a proper understanding of their condition, and how they can best manage it, is primed to achieve an optimal outcome.Many of our competitors schedule too many patients at the same time to be able to take the time with their to perform a proper evaluation.

We like to say that treating without a proper evaluation is like driving in the dark with the headlights off. After the evaluation, we will create an effective and efficient plan of care to suit your individual needs. Every treatment visit includes a minimum of 30 minutes of uninterrupted one-on-one time with a doctor of Physical Therapy. Our interactive patient engagement system also allows you to exercise from the comfort of your own home to achieve your goals. You are able to message your therapist directly from your mobile device with any questions about your exercise program. Your doctor will work with you to meet your needs and prescribe a realistic treatment frequency and duration.

Are you willing to invest at least one hour per week to change your life? Make a commitment to yourself and call ProFysio today to get rid of pain and get back to what matters most to you.

Profysio Physical Therapy LLC is located at 510 Route 18, East Brunswick.