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Physiotherapy at home: the right session length for seniors

When it comes to physiotherapy, one of the most common questions our patients ask at Heimphysio is how long their treatment should last. This question is particularly important for our senior patients in Vienna, who rely on our home visits to improve their mobility and relieve pain. The answer depends on a variety of factors, including the nature and severity of the condition, personal goals and, of course, budget. Heimphysio offers sessions of 30, 45 and 60 minutes at different prices, and in many cases health insurance covers part of the costs.

Understanding individual needs

Every patient is unique, and this also applies to their physiotherapy needs. Some seniors may require intensive therapy after surgery, while others may suffer from chronic conditions that require regular care. In an initial consultation with your physiotherapist at Heimphysio, you can discuss your complaints and goals. A recommendation for the duration of the physiotherapy sessions can then be made on this basis.

30-minute session for €85

A 30-minute session is ideal for patients who need targeted treatment for minor complaints. In half an hour, your therapist can focus on a specific problem, such as relieving joint pain in a knee or shoulder. A shorter session is also a good way to start treatment for seniors who are using physiotherapy for the first time and are still unsure of what to expect.

45-minute session for €105

The 45-minute session is a good average and offers enough time for a more comprehensive treatment. It can be ideal for seniors who have pain in several areas or who need a combination of manual therapy and exercises. This time also allows new exercises to be introduced and to ensure that the patient performs them correctly in order to minimize the risk of injury.

60-minute session for €125

A full hour of physiotherapy is often the best choice for seniors with more complex physiotherapy needs. Several problem areas can be treated during this time, and there is sufficient time for detailed guidance and support from the therapist. A longer session is particularly beneficial for patients after major surgery or for those suffering from chronic conditions that require intensive and regular care.

Costs and reimbursement by the insurance company

The price of physiotherapy at Heimphysio varies depending on the duration of the session, but a key aspect is reimbursement by health insurance. Insurance companies in Austria cover between €40 and €80 of the costs of physiotherapy, depending on the policy and individual agreement. It is important that you check with your insurer what amount you are entitled to in order to make an informed decision about the length of your physiotherapy sessions.

Budget and therapy planning

When planning your physiotherapy, you need to consider your budget. If insurance covers part of the cost, it may be worth booking longer sessions to get the most out of each session. However, it is equally important to have a sustainable plan.

Long-term considerations

Physiotherapy is often an ongoing process. When deciding on the length of the sessions, you should also make long-term considerations. Some seniors benefit from a continuous therapy approach, which consists of shorter but more frequent sessions. Others may need intensive periods of rehabilitation where longer sessions are required, followed by periods of less intensive care.


The decision on the duration of physiotherapy sessions is a personal choice based on a variety of factors. At Heimphysio, we help you make the best choice for your health and your budget. Our qualified physiotherapists offer personalized treatment plans and flexible session times to ensure you receive the best possible care.

In Vienna, we support senior citizens to improve their quality of life and enable them to remain as active and independent as possible. If you are interested in physiotherapy or have further questions about session lengths, please contact us. At Heimphysio, we are here to help you take the right steps on your road to recovery.

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