If you are considering physical therapy, you are likely suffering pain
from an injury, condition, or are recovering from surgery. To achieve
maximum recovery and function, you will want to get the most out of your
physical therapy sessions. Here are some tips that will set you on the
right path for a speedy, effective, and easier recovery process as you
work with your physical therapist:
1.Describe the type of pain you are having: Your therapist cannot know what you are feeling, so you need to be precise
about the type of pain you are experiencing. It might seem sufficient
to simply say that you are in pain, but differentiating between the subtle
differences can be immensely helpful. Is the pain you are experiencing
throbbing, sharp, stabbing, mild, or severe? Ask yourself these questions
before you visit your physical therapist, so you can provide the best
possible answers that will ensure the treatment you receive appropriately
addresses what you are feeling. You should also be prepared to give a
status report every session, so consider creating a journal to describe
your pain and if engaging in a particular activity aggravated it.
2.See the same physical therapist every time: Consistency is critical in physical therapy. If you see a new person every
time, he or she might attempt to try things that previously did not produce
results. You need to go on your treatment and recovery journey with the
same person since he or she will have already developed a better understanding
of your symptoms and what approaches and treatments might suit you best.
3.Make sure your physical therapist writes things down: If you cannot see the same physical therapist every session, make sure
he or she writes things down every session to ensure you do not have to
start anew with the next person you see. You do not want a session to
go to waste simply because there is no record of what was discussed.
4.Do all of your exercises: This should go without saying, but the only person you are cheating when
you skip exercises or sneak in something you are not supposed to do is
yourself. If you expect results from physical therapy, you have to put
in the work.
5.Find ways to take care of yourself and prevent further injuries: Work out a maintenance routine and make sure you stick to it. For some,
this might mean getting massages regularly. Whatever you need to do to
take extra care of yourself, do it. It will be worth it.
Dedicated & Insightful Patient Care in Monmouth County
Physical therapy is an effective treatment option to relieve pain, improve
mobility, and restore maximum daily function. If you are experiencing
pain, have sustained an injury, are recovering from surgery, or are suffering
from chronic joint pain, ProFysio offers a wide range of physical therapy
services so you can achieve maximum recovery and function.
Call us today at
(732) 333-6360 to request a free consultation.