In general, there are many types of therapists who handle patients specifically based on their needs and its safe to say that the percentage of the time therapists spends in sessions with their clients vary. It depends on how many clients the practitioner have, total working hours and the amount of visits. On average time per visit, therapists spend about 85 minutes in patient care, including paperwork. Overall, all therapists spend quite some time caring for their patients outside of administrative duties.
What does time do for the patient?
With an average of about 85 minutes to spare, allows for patient healing, adjusting, advice, support and a plethora of other guidance tools that is beneficial to the clients’ recovery. Collectively, it is understood that ‘time heals all’ and in this case patients have to take more responsibility in making sure that they adhere to not only their treatments, but attend therapy sessions and maintain the best practices to best accommodate their needs.
Of course, the higher the percentages of time therapists spend in therapy the better, because it allows for the creation of a patient-therapist relationship. But first off, there has to be a fluent communication flow in order to learn the patient’s problem, plan steps in assisting with any concerns and taking action to further improve the patient’s well-being. The results of good communication and forming a relationship lead to a speedy recovery. By the patient going to the sessions faithfully, being responsible during their rehabilitation and using the advice from their sessions will help them to self-cope with their situation.
Is 85 minutes enough?
Based on the need and circumstances for each patient, 85 minutes may not be enough time. Limited time with a therapist can negatively affect the patient’s outlook about their recovery causing either high retention or increase disengagement amongst patients. If patients feel an acute loss of relationship with the therapist or that therapist seemed to be more focused on the time then them, then it is likely that they may care less about their recovery.
On the other hand, with therapists having multiple patients can limit the patient’s sessions as well as the therapist’s attention and focus per client. This is where Mentegram comes in to bridge the gap between the therapists and the patient’s limited visit duration. Our app further help assists with patient’s sessions by providing daily assessments, tracking daily progress, and allowing for patients to continue working between sessions, which support clients and keep them engaged in their recovery. Mentegram app is efficient and meets the needs of the patients no matter where they are which is beneficial to the patient’s health and attitude about their health.