Preparing for Your First Physical Therapy Session

Sustaining an injury can be disruptive and time-consuming, and you are no doubt eager to get back to your normal routine. But once the pain subsides and healing begins to set in, your health care provider may send you to physical or occupational therapy. If you have never been to physical therapy before, you are probably wondering what it’s all about.

Purpose and Goals of Physical Therapy

Even though you may be feeling better, many physical changes take place after an injury that needs to be corrected. Physical therapy will help you to:

Bear in mind that consistency is key to benefiting from physical therapy. Attend all of your scheduled sessions, and be consistent in doing any “homework” assigned by your physical therapist.

Preparing for Your First PT Session

After your appointment you may feel a bit sore from using muscles that have not been used in a while. You may feel much better after therapy, or you may feel no difference at all. Physical therapy takes time and commitment. As long as you hold up your end of the bargain hole line comes out by attending all your sessions and doing your homework, you will be back to normal in no time!

The Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals at Back to Health work closely with your health care providers to restore function and mobility, and alleviate pain. We treat injuries sustained from sports, work, age, disabilities and activities of daily living. At Back to Health in Brooklyn, NYC, we work to achieve your physical therapy goals so you can get back to living without the risk of injury. Contact Physical & Occupational Therapy today, and get back to the life you love!

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