Physical therapy can be incredibly effective for addressing a wide range
of issues and can improve flexibility and mobility. However, it is most
effective when the individual receiving it has a good understanding of
it, puts in the necessary work, and complies with the recommendations
of the physical therapist. Oftentimes, many expect physical therapy to
be a quick fix, or disregard their physical therapist’s advice as
soon as the session is over. If you expect to gain anything from these
sessions, this is a major mistake.
When you visit a physical therapist, you might spend about 2 to 3 hours
a week with him or her. During this time, he or she will study your movement
patterns, strength, mobility, and response to the exercises and activities
recommended. That said, since no two people or injuries are exactly alike,
there is no set timeline for recovery. Your physical therapist might be
able to provide a tentative timeline, but it can be subject to changes
depending on your progress.
This sounds like a lot of work and, the truth is, that it is. If physical
therapy is too easy and does not present any challenges, chances are that
it is not good physical therapy. In order to get back to symptom-free
activity, you will need to change how you move by using and strengthening
muscles that are weak and mobilizing joints and tissues that are tight.
For a physical therapist to effectively perform this job and for you to
experience results, it is crucial that you are consistent with your compliance.
Since you are only spending a few hours a week with your physical therapist,
you will be spending the bulk of your time on your own and, if you choose
not to follow through with your physical therapist’s instructions
and advice, you are going to counteract everything that is trying to be
accomplished during your sessions.
Individualized Treatment and Dedicated Patient Care in Monmouth County
If you are experiencing pain, sustained an injury, are recovering from
surgery, or are experiencing diminished mobility, you can benefit from
the insightful patient care provided at ProFysio. Our premier clinic provides
a vast range of physical therapy for those who suffer from joint pain
or other conditions that affect movement and more. For individualized
treatment and quality care, contact us today.
Call us at
(723) 333-6360 to request a free consultation with a physical therapist.