If you have sustained an injury of some sort of have had surgery you might be wondering what you can do to heal faster. There are many simple things you can do to improve your healing, but one of the best things is to go to physical therapy regularly. Here are some things that you should know about going to physical therapy.
Will It Hurt?
A lot of people worry about going to physical therapy because they are worried about the pain. Although there may be some discomfort it will probably be different than what you think. It shouldn't feel like you are injuring the site all over again; instead, it should feel like you are at the gym. You will probably feel fatigue and tired when you are doing the exercises. You might also have some muscle pain. This is simply the process of strengthening the muscles and the area. This is why it is best if you can expect to feel discomfort like you are exercising, but tell your therapist if you are experiencing pain that feels like you are injuring the area again.
How Long Will It Take?
The question of how long it will take depends completely on each individual person and their needs. If your injury was mild you might only need a couple weeks of therapy and you will be good as new. Someone who has compromised health or who had a terrible injury could need physical therapy for months. In addition, you might have therapy for a couple months, be fine and then need more therapy as your lifestyle changes. For instance, if you change jobs that require more pressure on your knees, you may need to get back into physical therapy to strengthen the area. Thus, keep an open communication with your therapist and your doctor about a timeline.
How Can I Ensure The Best Results?
The best thing you can do for your therapy is continue the at-home exercises, exactly the way your therapist says to do it. You will be given many exercises at each session and your therapist will ask that you do some of them at home. Do not do more or less than what they say. You may be tempted to get on the Internet and research more exercises, but you should avoid this without talking to the therapist. Your program will depend largely on your body and your injury, which is taken into account when you therapist makes your program. The less you vary, the more successful you will be.
By understanding these things you can get the most out of your therapy.Share
22 November 2016
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