How many physical therapy visits will I need?

On average, patients are discharged after 6-8 treatments. The number of physical therapy sessions you need will depend on your individual condition. After an initial evaluation, the physical therapist will estimate how long it will take you to recover.

Pain Addressed Early

Addressing your pain quickly results in the least number of visits so you can quickly return to the activities you love.

Chronic or Neglected Pain

If you have chronic or neglected pain, you may need 12-18 visits, but you will leave with the confidence that you have addressed the underlying issues and will remain pain free.

Post-Surgical Patients

Recovering from surgery is hard work, and we are here to make it go as quickly and easily as possible. You will be seen three times per week for 6 or more weeks. It is a substantial commitment to make a full recovery, but your dedication will pay off.

Our goal is always to help you recover in the least amount of time possible, but each case is treated individually.

How to Cope with a Sports Injury

I'm seeing a big trend while reading blogs, tweets, and posts lately... The plight of the injured athlete.

I can see the pain, feel the frustration (sometimes desperation), and cries for help  as people from all walks of life go through the process (and it is a process) of coping with an injury (particularly a sports injury).

As a physical therapist, I see this play out in my office on a daily basis. I work with patients to focus on the "physical" but also on the "therapist" part.

All too often, I see athletes wait too long to get the support they need. They have tried to "tough it out" and in doing so their physical injury has become more severe and their psychological game has been damaged as well.

I stumbled on a beautifully written article about this very topic on endurancecorner.com titledThe Psychology of the Injured Athlete, by triathlete and psychiatrist Mimi Winsberg, M.D. Check it out, the article covers:

  • Why Injury is Psychologically Tough

  • Stages of Dealing with Injury

  • Successful Coping Strategies

  • The Silver Lining

The Secret to Distance Running: Podcasts and Audiobooks

What a beautiful morning!!! I made it through my longest run to date, 14.5 miles! As much as I  enjoy exercise and running, training runs longer than 6-7 miles aren't particularly exciting for me. However, I recently made a tweak to my long runs that's made them much more exciting.....podcasts and audiobooks.

I know this is nothing new, but it's new to me who would typically run to just music.

Being a father of two, husband and business owner who's also training for a marathon, I don't have a ton of time to read. So, I actually look forward to longer runs so that I can get back to my podcast or audiobook.

Reading and running.......it's great!

IRON PT WOD @ 6:42 AM

  • 14.5 mi; 2 hrs 14 mins; 9'22" average pace; 1626 calories

  • Minutes/mile: 9'36"; 9'19"; 9'19"; 9'46"; 8'44"; 9'19"; 8'47"; 9'00"; 9'08"; 9'12"; 9'10"; 9'05"; 9'49"; 9'39"

  • Stretching, icing and foam rolling

Running While on Vacation

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We've just returned from a short vacation (about 32 hours) to Mystic, CT. It's a quaint seaport town with a nice aquarium, fun shops and good eats.

I took yesterday to travel and enjoy the first day of vacation, but I rallied to get in a quick run while enjoying some beach time at Rocky Neck State Park in CT.

(Yesterday) IRON PT WOD - Travel to Mystic, CT; sightseeing at the Mystic Aquarium; ice cream; a little gambling at Mohegan Sun (I won all my money back plus $2!!)

IRON PT WOD - 3:00PM - Trail run

  • 4.02 mi; 35'59"; 9'05"; 457 calories

  • Minutes/Mile: 10'12"; 8'44"; 8'39"; 8'11"

  • 60 decline pushups (feet on nearby bench)

What do you think about when you run?

What do you think about when you run?

Once I have 5 comments, I'll share where my thoughts take me.

IRON PT WOD @ 4:55 PM

  • 4.18 mi; 8'34 pace, 501 calories

  • Minutes/mile: 8'38", 8'02", 8'25", 8'18"

  • 25 pull ups