Starting physical therapy is incredibly helpful when trying to recover from a sports injury or accident. However, there are certain things that you need to do in order to get the most out of your therapy.
Be Honest With Your Physical Therapist
When you first meet with your physical therapist, they will ask you several questions about your medical history. This will involve questions surrounding what may have caused your injury, or if you know the cause, they will ask questions involving the accident. It is crucial that you are honest when they are asking these questions and performing a physical examination because your answers will shape the type of therapy you will receive. If your physical therapist knows exactly what is wrong, they will be able to create the best therapy exercise regimen for you.
Be Consistent With Your At-Home Exercises
You will have regular appointments with your physical therapist, but you will be doing most of your therapy on your own. Your physical therapist will tell you how often you need perform these exercises and will show you how to perform them correctly. If you put in the time and effort to do your at-home exercises, you are going to see much better results, at a much faster rate. In contrast, if you neglect your at-home exercises, you are not going to see nearly as much progress as you’d like.
Don’t Skip Appointments
Your therapy appointments are so important because they allow your physical therapist to see the progress that you are making. They will watch you perform your exercises and will see what changes need to be made to your regimen. If you miss these appointments, you won’t progress as you need to and your recovery will be slowed.
To learn more about physical therapy, visit us at Edge Physical Therapy.