A physical therapist with the ARC trial will contact your treating physical therapist to make sure they know about the study and receive the appropriate treatment instructions. You will also be given a packet with information about the study to take with you to your first physical therapy visit.
You can go to the certified physical therapist of your choice. If you do not already have a preferred physical therapist, our research staff can help refer you to one near you.
Yes, you and your physical therapist can determine how many physical therapy sessions you need to attend over the course of your treatment and how frequently.
The usual recommended physical therapy program is 1-2 times a week on average for 3 months (for non-operative treatment) or for 4 months (following surgery).