This model allows for focused, individualized treatment
with continuous assessment/evaluation.
Emily worked for more than 5 years in large outpatient practices, and experienced the typical high-volume environment associated with these clinics. By the time she left, Emily was a clinical director, while also seeing 20 to 25 patients per day. This rate of treatment requires overseeing several patients in the clinic area at a time, with help from support staff such as athletic trainers and physical therapy aides. While these days were fast-paced and sometimes exciting, it felt very impersonal, disconnected, and crowded. Emily noticed that patients would often come to appointments and do 45-60 minutes of the same exercise routine every visit, and be seen directly by a physical therapist for only 10-15 minutes. This model doesn’t allow for focused corrective exercises and continuous assessment. Emily feels that giving patients a few selected “bread and butter” homework activities, and constantly assessing/re-assessing to refine the treatment plan yields the best results and prevents re-injury. Thus, her treatment is a collaborative approach (between patient and PT) based on patient goals and clinical assessment. Her current treatment space is small and quiet, with only one patient at a time! Come pay a visit!