Even though you might be out of the hospital, out of a wheelchair or out of a cast there is still more healing to be done. Anytime someone is recovering from an injury it is highly recommended to continue receiving outpatient physical therapy!
Your doctor may give you an option to attend outpatient therapy or not! At that moment, you might find yourself overcome with joy to be out of your cast and excited to not see any medical professionals for a while, but we encourage you to say yes to continued outpatient physical therapy! At Stronglife we understand there is a difference between being cleared VS getting your mobility and strength back long term.
What is Outpatient Physical Therapy?
Outpatient physical therapy is performed by highly trained professionals, just like within inpatient rehab centers. But when you choose outpatient therapy you do not have to commit to inpatient rehab care. You can go home and go about living your normal life. Then however many times a week or month is necessary, you will attend physical therapy during any available office hours.
Your body needs time to shake off the cobwebs and get your strength back! Do not go without physical therapy when you are coming off of an injury.
Benefits to Outpatient Physical Therapy
Patients often find physical therapy sessions are something they look forward to each week. It is incredible to be an active part of your own recovery process. With every injury, the transition back into normal life can be a challenging one and a test of your patience. Without a physical therapist to help measure your progress, it is hard to know if you are pushing yourself too much or too little.
After learning the exercises during your session with your physical therapist, you can go home and continue to practice the prescribed exercises in-between sessions. This will speed up the process and put you in control of your progress.
There are many benefits to continued physical therapy, but one of the most incredible is the relief that can come without using any pain medication. Physical therapy is not only better for you than pain killers but provides long term benefits. With each session comes an increase in mobility and strength, helping patients get their life back!
Stronglife Physical Therapy
Stronglife physical therapy office willingly provides outpatient physical therapy to those in the Orem, UT area. Stronglife has a wide variety of services ranging from therapeutic exercises to shockwave therapy for all ages!
At Stronglife our goal is to help those receiving any sort of physical therapy to be able to overcome their injuries and learn how to prevent future injuries with the proper tools and strengthening exercises.
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AJ Ludlow is a Doctor of Physical Therapy serving the Provo/Orem area and specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injuries.