Maximizing Your Physical Therapy Session

how to make the most of physical therapyIf you attend physical therapy regularly — or are considering it — have you ever thought about how to make the most of physical therapy and each session you attend? A key component in your road to recovery is considering how different body systems affect one another. It’s why here at Fusion Rehab, we fuse both physical therapy and chiropractic care together to aid you in your recovery.

Physical therapists and chiropractors generally opt for non-surgical and non-medication ways of treating patients. Physical therapists address issues with bones, muscles, ligaments and joints to help treat disease, injury, deformity or aid in recovery from surgery. Chiropractors focus on correcting the alignment of the spine to achieve maximum health and wellness throughout your body.

Physical therapy combined with chiropractic adjustments can provide a unique and healing impact that will have long-lasting effects. In addition to combining chiropractic care with your physical therapy, here are some other tips to help you make the most of each and every physical therapy session:

Follow your home program

Showing up to your physical therapy session is important, but won’t determine a successful outcome in and of itself. While your physical therapist will be there to help guide and educate you and provide instruction, be sure to also follow the home program that has been laid out for you. It is equally as important as your in-office physical therapy sessions. What happens in between appointments — what you do at home — will greatly impact your recovery.

Look at it as a positive thing

As challenging as physical therapy can sometimes be, your attitude will also make a huge difference in the success of your treatment. Staying positive and knowing that you are working toward enduring change — in the only body that you have — can keep you motivated to continue progressing.

Pay attention to body signals, especially pain

While you likely began with pain and are here to help fix that, you may also experience some pain as your body is changing and healing. However, be sure to report all pain that you do have to your physical therapist. Your physical therapist can monitor pain and adjust exercises accordingly if needed. Here, communication with your therapist is key.

At Fusion Rehab, our unique blend of physical therapy and chiropractic care may be exactly what your body needs to help you make the most of physical therapy and each session you attend. We are here to help you get back on your feet, prevent your injury from getting worse or resume the life you love. Contact us today.

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