3 Things That You Can Do To Get The Most Out Of Physical Therapy

Going to physical therapy, at a place like Bonita Community Health Center, is a wonderful thing and can really help you to recover from, or improve, a variety of physical issues. However, in order to get the most out of physical therapy, there are certain things that you can and should do. This article will discuss 3 things that you can do to get the most out of your physical therapy.

Do Your At-Home Workouts

Perhaps the most important part of really getting the most out of your physical therapy is to do your part once you leave therapy. You will be given a list of exercises that you will need to complete at home, and you will be told how many reps and how many days per week that you need to do them. It is crucial that you follow your physical therapist's instructions and don't slack off. If you do, your recovery is going to take much longer because you will only benefit from the short amount of time you spend with your physical therapist each week. 

Try To Have The Same Physical Therapist Each Time 

Switching to different physical therapists each time you go in for physical therapy is not the best idea because the new physical therapist may not know your history as well as the one who worked with you the week before. This can really hinder your recovery because you may be repeating exercises at the same level that you did the week before, when you should have been progressing to slightly more difficult exercises, more weight, etc. Instead, going to the same physical therapist, if at all possible, is the best way to ensure that you are getting the proper physical therapy for your specific condition each time and will help you to recover and reach your goals. 

Bring Something To Help You Record Required Workouts 

When you go in for your physical therapy, you will be shown a great deal of workouts, some of which you will be required to do at home. Learning all of these workouts at once can sometimes be overwhelming to try and remember on your own. Because of this, it is important to bring something with you to help you remember not only what the workouts are called, but also how to properly do them. You can bring a camera to take pictures of each specific exercise or a video camera to record them, or both. If you don't have either of these things, you can bring a pen and paper to write down detailed notes about how to complete the exercise, so that you know how to properly complete them each time.