Every day we are exposed to any type of injury. Injuries are not exclusive to athletes. People who are not exposed to strenuous physical activities can also get injuries. And most of us think that we can just heal those injuries. That’s not always the case.
One of the everyday injuries that people face is the wrist sprain. When that happens, our daily activities halt. We cannot type; we cannot send a text message; we cannot cook because doing all those simple tasks hurt your hand. What to do?
It is always best if you seek a physical therapist to get that cured. Don’t hesitate to visit your physical therapist. He or she can be a lot of help, and your injury can heal faster. But what can we do for immediate relief? Continue reading
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Physical therapy has a very wide scope. People associate physical therapy with injury, but what many do not know is it also accommodates children and the elderly.
We worry a lot for our parents and grandparents. Sometimes, they tend to fall because of imbalance and other factors. Physical Therapy, aside from healing them from the fall, can also help them avoid falling again.
We all know that Physical Therapists do wonders to our injuries. They get us back on track with the processes and programs they do to us when we seek for their help. Thanks to their expertise, it is easier for us to get our lives back.
Even if we are not athletes, we tend to hurt ourselves at time- involuntarily, of course. Sometimes when we are not too careful, we fall and then hurt ourselves. Even at work we hurt our backs, which you can totally avoid. How? Read our previous post Work Does not Have to Involve Back Aches.
If there are chances to hurt ourselves every day, we need to know how to deal with them. Sure, our therapists will be the best help, but let’s be reminded that we need to take measures, too- to alleviate the pain and not hurt ourselves more.
While it is comforting to know that there are people who can help us with our physical illnesses- even cardiovascular or neurological ones, it is also important to know at least how to choose one that will suit our preferences.
When it comes to physical therapy, we should make sure that we’re comfortable during our sessions. Your doctor will be able to recommend you to a specific therapist. There are states that will require you of your doctor’s referral before you can see a therapist.
Who are Physical Therapists?
Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who help people reduce or manage pain and restore or improve mobility. Thanks to PTs or Physical Therapists, these goals can be achieved without going through surgery that may be very expensive for you. Physical Therapists can also help people avoid using long term prescriptions. Therefore, people can dodge side effects of such medications.
Physical therapists also help people or patients manage their conditions. Aside from that, they can also educate patients on how to manage themselves, so that they won’t hurt themselves again while doing their everyday work.
What’s stopping you from visiting your physical therapist? You probably have so many fears: fears of pain, false expectations, medications, etc. However, going to the therapist if you think you need to is a must. When you feel something unusual about your body, it is always necessary to have it checked and fixed right away before the small problem turns worse.
You may have a lot of questions in mind before driving down to the therapist’s clinic. But things first: how do you choose your physical therapist?
Remember, choosing the right therapist is one important key to getting good results. You have the freedom to choose your therapist. If you sought the doctor’s advice and he tells you that you need a physical therapist to get something treated, the doctor will refer you to one who is just right for you. If, however, you are not comfortable with your therapist, you have the freedom to choose another one.
Can I Trust This Therapist? Continue reading
Do you have an appointment with your physical therapist later or tomorrow? First things first: congratulations for finally admitting that something is wrong with you. A lot of people would convince themselves that there’s nothing wrong with them, but that is where complications usually start.
So it is your first time to visit a PT for examinations? Do not be nervous. For sure, you will be in good hands. But of course, being nervous is part of it, for you do not usually know what will happen when you get there. Especially for people who are terrified with pain or the agliophobic and the aichmophobics, the thought of hospital apparatus can be a little obscene. Don’t worry about those things. Continue reading