The Benefits Of One On One Physical Therapy

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Demand One On One Physical Therapy

Have you ever found yourself in a clinic where there are a dozen people or more around you when you get care? You would think that there is no privacy in physical therapy today. This is something Lunara changes. We challenge the belief that the only way to have PT is in a gym with many people around you. You should not have to share your time when it comes to your health and you should never share your PT time with other people.

At Lunara we believe that time is a precious thing. When it comes to your healthcare we start and end with private one on one care. When you need a support group a group setting helps. For physical therapy it is a detriment to your recovery. Physical therapy should not be one of those times. When your physical therapist is working with multiple people at the same time their attention is divided, you end up doing exercises to fill time, and many times the client ends up working with a non-licensed individual with no clinical training.

What Is One On One Physical Therapy?

One on one physical therapy comes in many forms unfortunately. Many PT clinics will advertise one on one treatment but only provide it for part of the session. Often times you don’t even have access to your PT while you work with support staff! Advertised one on one physical therapy can be 100% one on one or a 10% one on one; you’ll need to check with your clinic to know for sure. Instead of a Doctor of Physical Therapy treating you an under trained personal trainer paid just above minimum wage is providing care. There is also no research that supports the use of support staff it is common practice.

What Makes One On One PT At Lunara Special?

Full Attention To Your Needs

When a physical therapists works with multiple clients, one client inevitably receives more attention. This can be problematic as you are paying for shared time and may receive little attention. It also limits your ability to communicate quickly in case of emergencies or changes in symptoms. While it may not be an issue if you are improving, there are moments when you need assistance. Recovery can be delayed when your PT is with other clients. Choosing a clinic that guarantees one-on-one care is crucial to avoid slowing or halting your recovery. Our dedicated one-on-one care ensures faster and more effective results, allowing you to get back to what you love doing.

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Quality Time

You may assume when you are put on a bike, treadmill, or heat when you first start PT it is part of your treatment. Despite not showing any benefit for most clients, physical therapists still commonly use these things to fill time. This tactic is used to get caught up on notes, treat another patient, or complete tasks that have nothing to do with you. Filling time is wasting time. We know how precious your time is so we do not utilize these time fillers at Lunara.

Only Licensed Staff

The last notorious thing that physical therapy companies will use is support staff. Support staff are the people that are not your therapist but are used to help you do your exercises, set things up for you, and in some cases tell you what exercises to do. These are individuals with no clinical education and are sometimes volunteers. For this reason it is illegal in most states for unlicensed support staff to provide care. They are not trained in physical therapy. A PT is a doctor of physical therapy, and the care you receive between a PT and their support personnel is drastically different.

The Best Care

At Lunara you will be provided one on one care with a licensed physical therapist. We also go beyond the minimum training requirements with all providers being board certified specialists, something less than 10% of PTs ever achieve. When you come to Lunara you get the best because that’s what your time, and your health, deserve. 


In conclusion, one-one-one physical therapy is able to address your needs on the fly. They can adapt faster and create better environment for recover. You will have the opportunity to receive in-depth attention for your issue. At Lunara, you can be sure that we provide highly trained professionals who are dedicated to helping you get better as quickly and effectively as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for choosing Lunara!


Frequently Asked Questions

Is physical therapy one-on-one?

Most physical therapy is in a group setting. You typically exercise in an open area with 1 or more additional patients. Most clinics provide 15-30 minutes of one-on-one time and the rest of time is completed with an aide.

What are the qualification requirements for a physical therapy aide?

There are no qualifications for a physical therapy aide. They are untrained individuals who lack the understanding required to practice physical therapy. This prevents them from being able to instruct you on any component of your plan as doing so could lead to injury.

Is physical therapy private?

Most physical therapy clinics are set up in a gym type environment. This is an open space where any number of people can be exercising on the table next to you.

Do I only pay for one-on-one time with my physical therapist?

No, PT clinics bill for the total time you are in the clinic. Whether you are working with a trained professional or not you are still billed for the total time you are in the gym/building.

What type of one-on-one time does a typical PT clinic provide?

Most physical therapy clinics provide 15-30 minutes of one-on-one time. The rest of the time your physical therapist will be in the building but will be unable to make sure you are completing and responding to interventions appropriately.

Who works with me when my PT is with another patient?

In most cases, when your PT is with another patient an aide will be helping you complete a list of exercises. These exercises are typically designed to help your muscles work. The aide typically is a high school graduate with no additional training and are unable to appropriately advise you on response to exercise or how to perform it. Doing so is practicing physical therapy without a license.