What Patients Wish They Knew When They First Started Physical Therapy

Look, we understand. There are some people who have never experienced the benefits of physical therapy. Perhaps they’ve never needed it, or their doctor has never advised it during a recuperation period. Whatever the case may be, don’t worry, we’re not offended!

We at 1on1 Physical Therapy have no problem informing our patients about what physical therapists do. Here we’ll go over what many of our patients say that they wish they knew before they started physical therapy.

Physical therapy helps clients get a restful night’s sleep.

We all enjoy sleeping. Nothing beats truly being exhausted when it’s time to go to bed and receive a complete night’s sleep without interruptions, tossing and turning, or waking up in pain at 3 a.m. Physical therapy can help you obtain a better night’s sleep by easing the aches and pains that keep you up at night.

Physical therapy can assist you in comprehending and preventing pain.

Many patients are unaware of this and are hesitant to attend a physical therapist even once since they believe their ailment will persist regardless of what the therapist can accomplish.

Our physical therapists can not only diagnose and treat the pain you’re experiencing right now, but they can also help you understand what’s causing it and how to keep it from returning. This translates to fewer doctor visits and less burden on your shoulders.

Anxiety and depression can be helped with physical therapy.

Of course, this isn’t to imply that physical therapy can’t be used in conjunction with mental health treatment. Physical activity, on the other hand, can absolutely complement other treatments you’re receiving.

Endorphins, or those “feel-good” sentiments that everyone talks about after exercising, are released when you add additional movement to your daily routine. Contact us for an appointment if you’re experiencing discomfort as a result of stress or mental overload in your life.

There are a variety of therapy options available.

Your physical therapist’s choice of approaches to add to your therapy treatment is determined by your ailment. Don’t be concerned that your treatment will be the same as everyone else’s. Treatment approaches such as aquatic, manual, massage, orthopedic, lymphedema management, and pelvic floor therapy may be beneficial to you and help you feel better sooner.

Physical treatment should not be painful.

People are sometimes hesitant to seek treatment from a physical therapist because they believe their therapist would push them above their physical limitations, causing them greater discomfort. This isn’t the case at all. If you tell your 1on1 Physical Therapy therapist that a certain exercise or stretch is too difficult for you, they’ll make adjustments so you can complete it. They will also enhance the difficulty of an activity that is too simple for you. Treatment plans are constantly subject to change, so don’t be shy about speaking up!

Take charge of your suffering right now.

1on1 Physical Therapy in Asheville, NC, wants all of our patients to understand our ultimate goal: to improve people’s lives via safe and effective pain management and physical therapy.

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