The No. 1 fastest way to MOTIVATE a patient and get them excited about their rehab program is…
-to do a “Physical Health Test” (PHT) and remeasure each and every visit.
The PHT’s I do are quick and easy, and very easy for the patient to see where they fall short and can improve.
- They look forward to being tested each and every time they come in
- Their progress is clear and visible and noticeable.
You should always do a PHT along with your Primary Functional Limitation.
Because it’s always easier to notice the changes with PHT.
Let’s use the analogy of “Losing Weight”.
If you had a client who wanted to lose weight because they want to fit into their wedding dress in 6-months, the Primary Functional Limitation counterpart would be “to fit into wedding dress”.
Every time your client came to see you, wouldn’t they want to be weighed on a scale?
You certainly wouldn’t test them attempting to get into their gown every single time would you?
That’s why PHT’s are so important.
They are like the “being weighed on a scale”.
It’s extremely important.
Above is a sample of a PHT for the lower body. Watch…