Most people don’t go to work every day expecting to be injured. So, when you become one of the thousands of people who are injured at work, you may not know what to do. Fortunately, working one-on-one with a physical therapy specialist can help you address your work injury.
Aren’t all work injury physical therapy sessions one-on-one?
One-on-one physical therapy sessions are one tool physical therapists use to help people treat work injuries. However, they aren’t the only types of sessions you might have. Some of your sessions might be spent doing specific movements or exercises on your own. This is common when physical therapists are trying to help improve your ability to do specific work-related tasks, which is also called work conditioning. Other times, your physical therapist may have you work with a group of people who have similar work injuries.
How can your one-on-one sessions benefit your work injury recovery?
Reduced pain, improved strength, and knowing that you’re ready to return to work. These are all benefits that people can get from multiple types of work injury physical therapy sessions. Yet there are specific benefits that work injury sufferers can get from their one-on-one physical therapy sessions. Some of these benefits include:
- Feeling more comfortable asking questions — Think back to the last time you were in school. Like many people, you may have been hesitant to ask questions when no one else was. That same mindset can also keep you from asking questions during a group PT session. Meeting with your physical therapist one-on-one may make it easier for you to ask any questions you have.
- Helping you admit you’re in pain — Many people don’t like to show weakness in front of others. This can hold you back during group PT sessions. It may even keep you from letting your physical therapist know that your pain has increased. However, you may feel better about revealing this information during a one-on-one session. And that can allow your physical therapist to modify your plan to help tackle your pain.
Continuum Wellness offers one-on-one physical therapy for work injuries
Want to work with a physical therapist one-on-one to treat your work injury? You can find this type of PT session at our Continuum Wellness clinic. Here our physical therapists can meet with just you and do a free screening on you. This can help them determine what type of work injury you have. Then, they can construct a physical therapy plan that’s personalized to you and help you get back to work more rapidly.
Contact our team today for more information about how we can help address work injuries or to schedule an initial appointment.