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How Many Physical Therapy Sessions Will I Need?

After an injury has disrupted your busy life, you will be eager to get back to your normal daily routine.

However, before you dive back in, your health care provider may want you to follow through with a series of physical therapy sessions. 



The number and frequency of your sessions will depend on a few things, including:

  • The nature and severity of your injury
  • Your pre-injury physical fitness level
  • Pain level and motor limitations
  • Other factors that indicate the need for physical and/or occupational therapy

Typically you will be scheduled for two to three physical therapy sessions per week. The duration of your therapy will depend on your compliance, attendance and progress.

The Patient’s Role in Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical therapy is not a passive activity, and as a patient you have a great deal of influence on the outcomes of your therapy sessions. You can get the most out of your physical therapy sessions by:

  • Attending all scheduled sessions
  • Complying with instructions for self-care
  • Completing home exercise assignments
  • Fully cooperating during your sessions
  • Asking questions and staying informed of your progress

During recovery from your injury, your muscles may become tight and weakened, limiting your movement and throwing you off-balance. The goal of physical therapy is to restore you to full healthy function, pain-free and at minimal risk for re-injury. Your full cooperation and compliance are key to optimal recovery.

Physical Therapy at Back to Health in Brooklyn, NYC

The physical therapy team at Back to Health in Brooklyn are dedicated to getting you back on your feet and back to your life without risk of injury. We will make every effort to accommodate your schedule while ensuring that the time you spend with us is productive and effective. At Back to Health, we believe that movement is life, and our approach is hands-on – meaning your therapist will work closely with on your journey to recovery. Call Back to Health Physical and Occupational Therapy today and take your first steps on the road to recovery, and back to your busy life.