A Lesson in PT Therapy: Don’t Stop Doing What You Love
“The patient-PT relationship is a two-way street,” says Allie Paul, DPT,
The Importance of PT Patient Relationships as Told by Mary Beth
As a Crossfitter, Mary Beth leads an active
“My therapist is knowledgeable and understands my goals,” said Mary Beth regarding why her PT patient relationship is so successful. “She doesn’t tell me to stop what I love to do (in the past, many have) but is putting together a challenging and safe program to get me ‘back on the box’ (and back up in a handstand against the wall).”
“A therapist needs to understand a patient's goals, optimize their strengths, point out their deficits, and be able to explain to them why those deficits matter, but more importantly how they are going to assist with improving them,” explains Allie, providing her take on the importance of the PT patient relationship from the physical therapist’s standpoint.
HSS Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center specializes in the treatment and prevention of orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Patients receive sports rehabilitation care in an environment that supports healing and recovery, with special attention paid to establishing healthy and effective PT patient relationships.
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