In music, frequency refers to how many times a musical note repeats in a second. The higher the frequency, the louder the note. A lower frequency, on the other hand, is quieter.
For physical therapists (PTs), it may be advantageous to train specific muscle groups more frequently. High frequency training is associated with greater quality of performance, compared to low-frequency work. This is due to the impact on recovery rates. Training more frequently increases the frequency of stimulating muscle protein synthesis (MPS), which remains elevated for 24-48 hours post-workout. In addition, it allows PTs to target the muscles with a more precise and targeted stimulus, possibly increasing motor learning and skill acquisition.
A recent survey by Instant Financial found that employees want to be paid the same day they work (79% in 2022, up from 63% in 2018). This is especially true for younger generations, who have grown up with on-demand services like Uber and Lyft.
While this may seem obvious to most, it is important for employers to communicate this to their workforces and implement the necessary policies. In fact, a company that pays employees on an inconsistent basis risks legal liability for unfair labor practices. At the federal level, only weekly and bi-weekly pay frequencies are required, but most states have additional requirements, including minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and child labor laws.