In my last article, I explained that one of the benefits of having a two therapist practice is that you would get better communication between your therapist and you. It also saves on the cost. So what if one of the therapists quit, does that mean the whole therapy stops? Well, not necessarily. You can transfer the session over to the other therapist who is willing to continue working with you.
This has opened many people up to the idea of having more than one therapist. In my opinion, two therapists work best in situations where you need two therapists, not just one. The following is an overview of situations that would make two therapists the ideal option for you:
First, there are some patients who need one therapist to effectively help them. Typically, these are the chronic patients or the elderly patients who can’t do things on their own. In such cases, having two therapists minimizes the stress and helps the patient to focus more on the therapy. In addition to that, it would be impossible for the patient to get more than one therapist because of the cost involved. Therefore, the cost/benefit analysis would show that it is better to have one therapist rather than two. However, there are other situations where two therapists could be helpful.
Second, a therapist can give equal attention to both the hemiplegia and the paraplegia. Usually, the hemiplegia has some problems and cannot use its limbs properly. The paraplegia, on the other hand, requires more focus because it requires independent movement of legs. This results in a quicker diagnosis and treatment which is always beneficial. If both of the patients have similar difficulties, then it may be a good idea to have a therapist to specialize in the particular problem.
Third, it may be necessary to have two therapists if the patient also suffers from depression. Sometimes, the depression is so severe that it can affect the patient’s ability to recall things. However, with two therapists, they can work together to help the patient overcome his depression.
It is also important to consider the preference of the patient. Some patients prefer one type of therapy over the other. For example, a child with Autism may need a different type of therapy than a normal child. Therefore, it is better to know what kind of treatment the patient wants and to make sure that the right type of treatment is provided.
Fourth, it may be necessary to have two therapists if the patient cannot remember everything. Some patients have difficulties remembering certain information. Therefore, one therapist should not exclusively focus on memory improvement but should also help in other aspects as well. It could be helpful to use the same therapist for both improving memory and also for other aspects. Some patients just need someone to understand them when they are having problems. Therefore, it is necessary to find the right balance of understanding and helping.
It is important to consider these factors when looking for the right therapist for a particular patient. These are essential factors that determine the success of the therapy. The number of therapists, their preferences and experience are important things. However, you should also consider the preference of the patient as well. Therefore, one therapist may be perfect for some patients while it may be better to use two therapists in order to maximize the chances of the patient’s improvement.