Physical therapy is an effective way to restore a patient’s mobility and flexibility after injuries, accidents, or surgeries.

While physical therapy treatments are safe and effective given their noninvasive and natural procedures, the results of patients always vary. While some patients may find the sessions comfortable and relaxing, there are others that find them more difficult. Physical Therapy New York always keeps in mind that patients must be given the highest level of care during each treatment, so they can be more at ease and attain faster, more effective results.

So, to help you make the most out of your physical therapy treatments and ensure that every experience you have is a positive encounter, here are some useful tips to follow:

  • Always talk with your physical therapist about your condition and the treatment that you need to go through. Knowing what to expect will give you more peace of mind when you go through your treatment sessions.
  • Make it a point to arrive earlier than your session. This will give you more time to relax yourself and not stress out about arriving late rushing into the session while your body is tense.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes when doing the treatment. Physical therapy involves a range of motion, so it is best to wear something comfy that allows full body motion.
  • Have a positive mindset when going through each session. Believe that this is the best way for your body to easily recover without the risk of complications. Be optimistic and have an open mind about the treatment. This will help reduce stress in your body.
  • Be honest. Tell your physical therapist what you feel and where and when it hurts. This will keep them updated on what is actually going on with your body.
  • Drink lots of water. Your body always needs to be hydrated, whether you’re in session or not. So, bring a bottle of water everywhere you go.
  • Do your part. There will be exercises assigned for you to do at home, so be sure you do them. This will help facilitate an easier and faster recovery than if you simply relied on the sessions alone.  Also give your best in each exercise. Remember, the person who will benefit from all of your efforts is you.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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