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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

3 Answers to "How Long Until I Get Better?"

It's a question we're inevitably asked.

One we're not trained in how to answer. And one that - most times - I think most pelvic rehab practitioners get wrong. "How long until I get better?"

3 Answers to "How Long Until I Get Better?"

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First we think about what they are really asking. It's more about "are you the right person to help me" or "what is working with you going to look like."

And we often do our patients a disservice when we try and guess. Because the truth is - there's no way to know after just the first visit!

So how do we answer it instead?

  1. Ask them back (flip it and reverse it)

  2. "I'm actually not sure, BUT..."

  3. Map out their plan of care and phases of treatment so they know where they are going

If you can do this well, and with confidence, 99% of patients will be satisfied and understand where they are going with treatment.

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As Nicole said in the full episode:

"If we can answer this question really well, it will be a game changer for your relationship moving forward with your patient." - Nicole Cozean

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS

Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.

Dedicated to forever changing pelvic health with online clinical courses to help you be more confident in your practice and business resources to help start and grow pelvic health businesses.

Jesse Cozean, MBA

Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.

Jesse uses his business experience to help pelvic health business owners start and grow their practices so they can build a practice that truly works for them. From website design, SEO, conversions, marketing, finance and money mindset, he wants to make the process of owning your own practice easier and fun.

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