Many people are advised to go to physical therapy after surgery or an injury. This is one of the best ways to get your body back and to once again have full use of your faculties. However, just going to physical therapy each week won't be enough to get the exact results you want. You will have to put in the work and know how to get the most out of your therapy. Here are some things you need to know about physical therapy.
1. Stick To What The Therapist Says
With the Internet you can get any information you want. As you start therapy you might be tempted to get online and do your own research. It is great to become educated, but it is not good to add or take away things from your therapist's suggestions because you read something on the Internet. The therapist will tailor make exercises for you that will be specifically what you need at this point in your healing. The exercises and duration will change, as you get stronger. Thus, varying from that plan to add or take away things that you saw on the Internet can compromise your success and can be dangerous. Stick to what the therapist says and you will be safe and get the best results.
2. Communicate With Your Therapist
The best results come when you communicate openly with your therapist. If something is hurting, tell them. Not in a way that complains, but let them know what you are feeling discomfort and make sure they want you to continue. In some cases, the discomfort will be what makes you stronger, and in other cases, it can be dangerous. The therapist needs to know if something is not right.
In addition, if something isn't work for you, you need to tell your therapist. Don't just stop working at home because you don't like something. Talk to the therapist about different options. They want you to succeed.
3. Progress Is Up To You
The therapist will only spend a couple hours with you a week. The rest of the time working on your healing will be done alone. The best results come when you are committed to working at home and doing it on your own. The therapist will give you at home exercises. Do these exercises and you will speed up your healing.
By doing these things you can get the most out of your therapy. For more information, contact companies like Advance Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation.
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