How To Get The Most From Sports Therapy?
There are many different reasons why people seek out physical therapy. Perhaps you have a nagging injury from playing sports in high school. You also may be suffering from a contact injury that resulted in a twisted ankle or broken leg. Or perhaps you tore your ACL or other tendons and ligaments. Regardless of why you are seeking help, a sports therapist can help you recover more quickly so you can get back to doing what you love. If you are looking for a sports therapist to help you recuperate, then LeMoine Physical Therapy is here to help. Our experienced staff will work diligently with you and provide you the care and compassion you need to get you back on your feet. You may be wondering what to expect when you come to physical therapy. Here are few things our friends at LeMoine Physical Therapy recommend doing to get the most out of your treatment.
Come With A Good Attitude
We understand. You are in pain or unable to play the sport that you love and that can make you feel disgruntled. However, to get the most out of sports therapy, you will need to have a good attitude. Your therapist will likely push you so that you are strengthening your body and can recuperate in a timely manner. Being positive will allow you to be more open to the exercises your sports therapist recommends and more likely that you will do these exercises at home. Doing your home exercises is an important component of physical therapy. The time you spend with your therapist will be limited and in order to speed up the process, you will need to do this work at home as well.
Ask Lots of Questions
Any good sports therapist is willing to answer questions. Talk with your therapist so you understand what your diagnosis is and your timeline for recovery. You also should make sure you understand the exercises you will be doing at home before you leave each time. Make sure you go over anything you don’t understand and practice while your physical therapist is watching so that you are sure you are doing the right thing. Otherwise, you may be wasting your previous time at home and it may even delay your recovery time.
Don’t Get Discouraged
Recovery takes time. Many times there are setbacks and it is just something to work through. Just like in sports, you don’t win every game, and you need to be in it for the long haul. You may feel discomfort as you work with your physical therapist, but at the end of the day you will be better for it.