If this is your first time hearing about a mobile physical therapist, you’re probably wondering how this solution works – and whether it’s possible for it to be as effective as traditional, in-office physical therapy. As schedules become more and more flexible – not to mention packed – it becomes increasingly important for medical care to adapt. Productivity should never come at the expense of your physical health, and mobile physical therapy helps to make sure that doesn’t happen, no matter how busy your calendar may be. Today, we’re going over why a mobile approach to physical therapy makes so much sense for our fast-paced, adaptable world. We’re also busting some common mobile physical therapy myths and nailing down how and why a mobile approach is every bit as effective as other setups. Let’s get into it.
Mobile Makes Sense
With more people working from home than ever before, and in the aftermath of the height of COVID-19, most of us have had to adapt to some kind of new normal. More flexible work spaces have not, however, led to emptier calendars. Between work, childcare, personal responsibilities, and any number of appointments, it can feel difficult – if not altogether impossible – to add yet another commute and appointment to your weekly calendar. The truth about traditional physical therapy is that it’s not a clean-cut hour-long commitment each week. It’s important to factor in to/from commute times, in-office wait times, and other things – like traffic, accidents, and other incidentals – that may come up in a standard commute. With a mobile physical therapist, the only factor you have to take into consideration is where you would prefer to receive care.
Clearing Up Misconceptions About Mobile Physical Therapy
The conversation about mobile physical therapy is rife with misconceptions, which is understandable – but it’s important to separate fact from fiction when making a decision about whether this approach is right for you. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about mobile physical therapy (and why they’re not actually true):
It’s not as effective as in-office physical therapy.
At Purpose PT, Dr. Ken Clark brings all of the necessary equipment to each appointment, converting the location of your choosing into a full-service physical therapy space.
Mobile physical therapists aren’t as qualified.
Your mobile physical therapist is as qualified as any other Doctor of Physical Therapy to provide care. Mobile physical therapy is simply about the setting where care is given, not about qualifications.
I won’t be as motivated if I’m in a space of my choosing.
The beauty of this approach is that it’s adaptable. If you try a session in a space and don’t like it for any reason, your next session can be held anywhere else. Much like your treatment plan itself, we will tweak your space until it is the most conducive to your improvement that it can be.
What It All Means for You
Working with a mobile physical therapist can be an excellent option if you’ve been dealing with an uncomfortable or unpleasant ache or pain but simply don’t have the time – or the desire – to add another commute to your schedule. Mobile physical therapy is effective, useful, and adaptable. At Purpose PT, each mobile physical therapy plan is customized to the patient’s unique needs, even as those needs grow and evolve over time.
By choosing a mobile physical therapist, you will be selecting an adaptable, customizable, and results-driven approach to your care. If you’re interested in learning more about mobile physical therapy and whether it’s a good fit for your lifestyle, reach out to us and claim our special new patient offer.