5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy –
Physical Therapy is often one of the most important elements of our Workers Compensation and Social Security clients’ road to recovery. Modern developments in both techniques and equipment have made physical therapy a highly successful tool in helping disabled workers recover from debilitating injuries.
As experienced disability attorneys who are committed to their clients’ health and well-being, we have assisted thousands of clients obtain the Workers Compensation and Social Security benefits they need to pursue Physical Therapy and other treatment options.
Over the years we have been thrilled to see many members of the Cantrell Green family regain their mobility and independence through physical therapy. Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your physical therapy sessions – and work your way back to health!
- Invest in some good athletic shoes.
Well-made athletic shoes will support your ankles, cushion your joints and increase your balance. Always take the time to switch into your good athletic shoes when you do your PT exercises at home, too!
- Ask to keep the same therapist for every session.
Each therapist has their own slightly different way of doing things. Keeping the same therapist enables you to have consistent treatment. He or she will also be able to monitor your progress better if they see you every week.
- Take a camera with you!
No, we’re not talking about “selfies” here. But taking photos (or video) of your therapist demonstrating your exercises can help you remember how to do them properly at home!
- Hydrate before & during your PT session.
Drink at least 16 ounces of water before your therapy session. And remember to take a bottle of water with you. Proper hydration will lubricate your joints and spine, making your PT session more comfortable, with less pain!
- Finally: Communicate, communicate, and communicate!
Don’t try to “tough it out” – if something is causing you pain or discomfort, tell your physical therapist. Your input can provide valuable feedback that will help them make beneficial adjustments to your therapy routines.
If physical therapy has been part of your successful recovery, we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email with your own PT tips or success story, so we can share them with our Cantrell Green family!