Sometimes physical therapists (PTs) have a reputation for ‘pain and tourture’. As a profession, we are known to find where the source of your pain or dysfunction is coming from. Hopefully, there is a connection for you to ultimately feel good about your movement, your activity level, and your overall tolerance to having physical therapy as part of your rehabilitation.
I have heard more commonly that negative experiences were of feeling rushed, not being heard, unable to get an appointment, or that there was a different therapist with each visit.
I am the only therapist. I will have a phone conversation with you prior to meeting with you. I spend an hour minimum with you per visit. I write your physical therapy encounter down for you afterward, so you do not need to remember everything we discussed.