At Toby Orthopaedics, we’re very proud of our orthopedic implant production services. With high-end flexor tendon, proximal humerus, and long bone fixtures for use in a variety of applications, we’re a leader within our industry.
But there’s no use in surgical implants if you’re skipping out on your rehabilitation every week. So, today, we’re proud to bring you our roundup of three important steps to sticking with your personal recovery program.
1. Get A Purpose
Nobody has ever gotten anywhere in life without a goal in mind. Which sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how often people start working out, studying, or dieting without a clear idea of what they want to achieve.
Physical therapy needs a goal like a tree needs water. Maybe you want to get back on a horse and ride again. Maybe it’s getting back in the gym that you want. Whatever the case, if you start rehabilitation without a goal in mind, you’ll end up running in place. If the therapy does work, you’ll be less likely to stick to it if you don’t know what you’re running towards.
Physical therapists recommend defining your goals early on in your therapy work to help keep yourself on the straight and narrow.
2. Find The Right Trainer
When you start down the path of physical therapy, it can be easy to think of your physical therapist as the only one you’ll ever have. After all, they know what they’re doing, and you probably put a lot of time and effort into registering with them, so what motivation do you have to change?
All the motivation in the world, as it turns out. See, if your therapist does everything right and still doesn’t click with you, there’s less chance of you sticking to your routine in the long run. After all, when you’re spending three hours a week for nine months with someone, you need to actually connect with them.
Don’t be afraid to change physical therapists if your current one isn’t making a connection.
Physical therapy is difficult. That’s sort of the point: to build your muscles back up from the bottom through increased resistance. It’s not meant to be easy, and if it ever is, you’re not getting anything out of it.
Your physical therapist is going to ask you how it’s going, and it’s going to feel tempting, after two weeks of no progress, just to lie. Fight this instinct. Learn to be honest to get better, and a good physical therapist will not judge or blame you.
We wish you well in your recovery. For orthopedic implants from one of the leading names in the US industry, visit Toby Orthopaedics today.