What can I expect from Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation?


 

  • Your physiotherapy will take a length of time as determined by your progress.

 

  • An initial period of 3-4 months is the minimum time in which it takes to break ingrained postural habits and start to learn new and healthier body movements.

 

  • It is recommended that you see a physiotherapist for a home exercise programme and manual therapy as needed.

 

  • It is a good idea to see your physiotherapist at least once a week for the first month. This will accelerate your learning and provide you with sufficient feedback on how your body is moving.

 

  • Do see your physiotherapist for ongoing feedback over the next 3-4 months and to evolve your programme as you develop your strength and improve your condition. However, you may be able to increase the interval of time between appointments as your progress allows.

 

  • You should always feel challenged by a rehabilitation session (it should never be easy!) without aggravating the pain that you are aiming to resolve.

 

  • Pain in the exercised muscles a couple of days after your workout is good pain, which means that your muscles are adapting to the challenge!

 

  • If your pain alters in any way, or does not gradually improve, seek a further assessment to ensure that your diagnosis has not changed.

 


 

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