In today’s FAQ video, we answer the question “Why doesn’t Carter Physiotherapy have machines or gym equipment?”
Watch below to hear our answer and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.
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Video Transcription [Please excuse grammatical errors due to the conversational nature of the video]:
Does Carter Physiotherapy have machines or gym equipment?
We do have some machines like treadmills that we use for a running analysis service but in general, most of our treatments focus on manual therapy and exercise prescription which usually don’t require physical equipment in the clinic.
So just from space and treatment style standpoint, you don’t really need it. As a result, we don’t really use a lot of gym equipment.
In our practice, this is our main piece of equipment here: the high-low treatment table.
But yeah like you said, you can get almost everything that we need to teach our patients do to do on their own because we don’t have people come in. One of the things that differentiates us is that we don’t have people come in and do a bunch of exercises and stretches and things that they could do on their own time.
They don’t need to pay money for what isn’t a good use of time. They get full hour treatments if that’s the timeframe they choose. During this time, 45-plus minutes is hands-on work and then maybe 10-15 minutes is dedicated to teaching you what you need to do on your own time and to support what we did in the clinic.