Number of physiotherapy sessions

A common question asked by many people is “How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?” There’s no simple way to answer this question. There are many factors that determine the number of sessions you may need. And it’s unlikely that you will need as many sessions as someone else with the same injuries. Here’s a look at what you should know.

Book a Sydney physiotherapist

Chances are that you’re seeing your Sydney physiotherapist for the treatment or prevention of a condition, injury or pain. When you come in for your initial physio appointment, you’ll be assessed to identify your symptoms, history and what your end results will look like. You will be given effective treatment options, which may include:

  • Manual (hands-on) physiotherapy
  • Aquatic physiotherapy
  • Dry needling
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Massage therapy

Number of physiotherapy sessions

There’s no one quick and universal answer for the number of physiotherapy sessions you need. It’s unlikely that your treatment will be complete after one session. But even then, it’ll depend on your condition. Treatment of acute problems might require a focus on reducing pain, inflammation and scar, with the aim of promoting healthy healing. You will also learn how to prevent future injuries.

With chronic injuries on the other hand, your physio will need to address the underlying cause of the issue. These sessions may involve muscle stretching, movement patterns, joint health and posture work. Chronic conditions impact on your life more that acute conditions, and this will require more physiotherapy sessions in order to improve your mobility and retrain and strengthen the body.

As you can see, it’s difficult to find out how many physio sessions you will need before you have seen a physiotherapist. The best thing you can do for your recovery is to book an initial assessment with Sports Focus Physiotherapy. Then, you can begin on the road to recovery.