What’s a Treatment Session Like?


Dr. John De Noyelles, PT, OCS, CSCS

Each treatment session may be a little different, but there is typically a pattern. 

After arriving and signing in, the first few minutes involves discussing the following with your therapist: response to your previous treatment, changes you are experiencing, your progress toward your goals and the plan for that session.  Your therapist will then assess for any measurable changes (strength and range of motion, for example). These measurements may be repeated throughout the session in order to detect immediate changes due to manual therapy and exercises. Manual therapy, or hands-on treatment such as soft tissue and joint mobilization, is heavily utilized at Move Physio. 

Depending on the type of treatment session, your condition and the plan, you may receive anywhere from 10 to almost 30 minutes of hands-on time in a 30-minute session (significantly more for 60-minute sessions).

Once complete, it is important to train your muscles and joints in the new ranges you gained during manual therapy. These exercises are specific to you and may be necessary to perform for a home exercise program.  During and/or at the end of the session a review of the session, a brief discussion of the plan for the next, instructions for self care at home, and any questions are addressed. 

The focus should be on you each and every session.  Take advantage of this time in order to reach your goals.


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