How to Make the Most of your Physiotherapy Session – Mobile Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy treatment can be life changing, helping you recover from traumatic injuries, chronic pain and get you on the road to your best performance levels. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your physiotherapy treatment.
1. Ask your therapist questions about your injury
Understanding your condition and how to best manage it is one of the most important factors for a successful recovery. Effective physiotherapists allow time for you to ask questions in a non-judgmental environment. There are no stupid questions, if you don’t understand what is happening in your own body it is harder to follow advice and stick to protocols. This can also help you to cope with pain and trust the process in your recovery.
2. Follow your therapist’s advice and do your exercises
Home exercises are a key part of your recovery, especially when treatment times are limited. Try to stick to your exercise program as seriously as you would a medicine routine. It is also important to ensure that you are doing your exercises correctly at home. Don’t be afraid to double and triple check your technique before your appointment is over.
Your mobile physiotherapist will also provide you with advice regarding activities to avoid, how to stretch, when to rest and how to avoid further injury. If you’re not sure about something, your physiotherapist can go over it or write down the steps for you.
3. Notice your improvements
Nothing can be more disheartening than feeling like the appointments and exercises you’re diligently attending are making no difference. With mobile physiotherapy, we make regular measurements to track your improvement. Your symptoms might be constant but you are actually moving more and increasing stress on your body as you recover. Set your own personal milestones to help you track your recovery. This can help you stick to treatment and feel positive in progress as you complete your recovery journey.
4. Set goals and work with your Vancouver physio to meet these.
The goals of recovery are different for everyone. Some of us want to be able to reach peak performance, like running a marathon. For others, just getting through the day with a little less pain would be a huge success. Know your own goals and take the time to discuss this with your physio during a mobile physiotherapy session, to guide your treatment and help you meet these milestones.
Our Vancouver mobile physiotherapists are happy to discuss your condition with you and share their tips to help you stay pain-free. Should you wish to book an appointment, please contact us at 604-537-7167.