After an injury or a debilitating illness, many people find that they need extra help to regain their strength and mobility. Many doctors recommend physical therapy to these patients. If your doctor has referred you to a physical therapist, you may wonder what you should expect from a physical therapy session.
The video posted here is from a physical therapist.
She goes into detail about what to expect from your first physical therapy session and follow-up sessions. You may need to be in physical therapy for weeks or months to recover from your illness or injury, and it’s important to both attend the physical therapy sessions and to do at-home exercises as directed. If you put in the time and effort, you will be able to meet your goals with the direction of your physical therapist.
The exercises you learn during physical therapy sessions likely won’t be like the exercises you may have used in the past to build strength of flexibility. Depending on the nature of your injury or the amount of strength you start with, the exercises may seem very simple or unusual to you. It’s important to trust the process as you recover.