Sports or accident related injuries can put a toll on your everyday life. Not only can these types of injuries make simple things like walking up the stairs or bending over to be uncomfortable, but they can make strenuous activities like running seem nearly impossible. Luckily, with physical therapy from Dr. James Shapiro, you can gain back your mobility in virtually no time at all. Read on to learn three ways that you can get the most out of your physical therapy.
- Do Exercises at Home
Physical therapy isn’t just something that you go into our offices to do. In fact, for you to get the best out of it, you should be doing the exercises at home. As a great way to make sure you do your physical therapy exercises at home every day, try incorporating them into either your morning or bedtime routine. The sooner you get into the habit of doing them, the sooner you will start to see results.
- Show Up Every Time
You’re not going to recover properly if you continue to miss physical therapy appointments. Although physical therapy may seem like a suggestion, it really should take top priority in your schedule. Think of physical therapy as your second mandatory job— you wouldn’t miss work regularly, so don’t miss physical therapy. Remember that you only have one body to last you your entire life, so the better you take care of it, the healthier you will be.
- Push Yourself When Possible
It’s not always advisable to push yourself when you are in physical therapy, but with the permission of your physical therapist, try pushing yourself a little harder every day. Setting new goals and testing the limits will help you to recover quicker.
By putting in your work and with the help of one of our physical therapists at Dr. James Shapiro, you can start to feel and move like yourself once again. To learn more about physical therapy or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!