10 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Physical Therapy

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1. Raritan Physical Therapy | 732-662-4400| http://raritanpt.com Discover more great content here: https://twitter.com/raritanpt https://www.youtube.com/user/raritanpt http://www.pinterest.com/raritanpt https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raritan-Physical-Therapy/674574452568043 10 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Physical Therapy If you have experienced an injury that requires physical therapy, it is important that you are well educated and prepared so you know what to expect. Below you will find a list of things that you can do to prepare yourself for your first physical therapy visit. 1.) Talk to your doctor about what type of therapy they are recommending for you. Your doctor will likely be able to tell you some things to expect from your physical therapy. 2.) Make sure the physical therapy clinic that you have been referred to accepts your insurance. 3.) Make a detailed list of your problems. Talk with your doctor and your physical therapist about ALL issues you may have. This includes writing down any activities that make your pain or symptoms worse. You also need to make sure your physical therapist is aware of any medications you are on as well as your history. 4.) Write down any questions you may have for the physical therapist. This will ensure that you don't forget to ask something that you were planning to ask. 5.) Take a friend or family member to your appointment with you. They can help you remember details discussed during your appointment. 6.) If possible, bring any labs or diagnostic reports to your appointment. 7.) When you call to make your appointment, ask what clothing you should wear. Generally, you need to wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move in. 2. Raritan Physical Therapy | 732-662-4400| http://raritanpt.com Discover more great content here: https://twitter.com/raritanpt https://www.youtube.com/user/raritanpt http://www.pinterest.com/raritanpt https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raritan-Physical-Therapy/674574452568043 8.) Know your goals. Make sure your physical therapist is aware of any goals you may have for physical therapy. For example, if you are competing in a triathlon in 6 months, discuss this with your physical therapist so they can set a plan of care that will help you reach your goals. 9.) During your initial consultation, be sure to ask your physical therapist about what to expect. 10.) Be prepared to be given a home exercise program that will help you reach your goals faster and follow through with it. You should communicate with your doctor as well as your physical therapist so you can get the best treatment possible. Visit your physical therapist's website and look for any further information about them that may prepare you for your visit. Physical therapy can be extremely beneficial so is crucial that you listen to your physical therapist and follow their directions carefully. All Rights Reserved Raritan Physical Therapy 16 Campus Dr Edison NJ 08837 (732) 662-4400 http://raritanpt.com/ raritanphysicaltherapy@gmail.com