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7 Common PT Questions Answered

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7 Common PT Questions Answered

Education is essential for ensuring the best possible patient outcomes. We are committed to educating industry professionals through our free credit and non-credit webinar series and a frequently updated Patient Resources Portal.

Maintaining your fundamental knowledge is key. We sat down with Michelle Despres, One Call Vice President and National Product Leader for Physical Therapy, to address seven commonly asked physical therapy questions. Watch each short video to hear from Michelle to discover the answers.

When should an injured worker start Physical Therapy (PT)?

Start PT as quickly as possible after a musculoskeletal injury to quicken the return-to-work timeline.


Should PT wait until after diagnostic testing?

It is preferable that a patient receives PT even while diagnostic results are pending, as PT can begin to address certain aspects of an injury.


What does a typical PT visit look like?

Typically a PT appointment will last for an hour and will begin by introducing passive modalities such as heat, ice or electrical stimulation to address inflamation and pain. Overtime the therapy will include more active interventions. 


How much PT is normal?

Different injuries call for more or less physical therapy visits. Michelle explains what is typical based on the injury.


Common PT acronyms

Acronym soup got you confused? Michelle breaks down the meaning of the most common PT acronyms.


When should a patient be discharged from PT?

Ideally, a patient is discharged from PT when they have hit their goals; however, Michelle explains a few other reasons this could happen.


Types of industrial programs available

Michelle covers the benefits of programs such as work hardening, ergonomic assessment, functional capacity evaluation and post-offer employment testing. 


One Call's physical therapy solution combines clinical expertise with holistic, patient-centric care, resulting in cost savings for our customers. Learn more about our comprehensive suite of physical therapy products and services by contacting

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