Compared with individual therapy, this system saves therapist time in which a group of patients actively engaged in assigned practice. With that, this training system is an effective method of cost saving to the healthcare system by reducing staff-to-patient ratios.
The circuit class training design encompasses group dynamics that include peer support and social interaction. This peer support and social interaction may enhance attendance at classes and improve compliance with individual exercises, thus increasing the “dose” of training and therefore its effectiveness. Furthermore, the social interaction may bring its own psychosocial benefits, eg, increased confidence and improved mood.