3 Physical Therapy Tips

Posted on: 29 June 2020

Physical therapy is just what it's called, it's physical in some way shape or form and it's therapy for whatever injury you have sustained or for whatever part of your body needs therapy, in order to make you stronger. If you are in need of physical therapy and you've never done it before, you may want some information on what to bring, what to wear or other information to help you prepare for your therapy. Read on for a few helpful tips.

1. Wear Comfortable Clothing

Wear clothing that is comfortable and allows for plenty of movement. You may be walking on a treadmill, or moving up and down stairs, or you could also be lifting weights, or doing something else slightly strenuous. You're going to want to be able to move freely without feeling constricted in any way that can hinder your ability to do the things your therapist is asking you to do. Also wear comfortable shoes that fit your feet properly and will enable you to walk without your feet hurting. You can also talk to your physical therapist about what should be worn to your appointment.

2. Bring A Towel And Water

You don't know how much you're going to sweat during your appointment, so bring a towel so you can dab away your sweat without it running down your face, and some water to help you stay hydrated throughout your appointment. Water or something such as Gatorade can help replace electrolytes in the body and replenish everything lost when you sweat.

3. Get Plenty Of Rest

Make sure you are well rested before you go in for your physical therapy appointment. Don't spend the day out shopping and walking, or doing something strenuous at home so that when you get to your appointment you're too worn out to do any of the things the physical therapist is asking you to do. Get a good nights rest the day before your appointment and don't overwhelm yourself with activities the day of your appointment so you can get through your physical therapy appointment with plenty of strength.

If you are going to physical therapy, it's because you need strengthening for a part of your body that was injured or that just needs strengthened. If you are going to be going to physical therapy, talk to the therapy office about what all you should bring with you and for other tips to get you through your therapy and to help make it successful.