Physical therapy is often a key ingredient to a successful recuperation from on the job injuries or chronic medical conditions. It can be a great treatment for relieving pain without dependence on medication and a great learning tool for how to exercise your body for strength, flexibility, and recovery.
Physical therapy will be recommended by your doctor and it is really important for you to follow through with treatment in order to speed up your recovery and get rid of any pain you are feeling. Unfortunately, a lot of people will blow of treatment with the physical therapist once they find out there is actual work to be done with recovery.
It is true that the therapist will plan a course of treatment involving exercises and movements which will get progressively more strenuous. The goal of the therapy is to improve your strength and overall health of your body and you will need to work at getting better. A therapist will often push you to do more in order to bring your body back to a good condition after an injury but that should not be a reason to give up your therapy treatments.
Physical therapy treatments can last for some time but many therapists have office hours that can accommodate your schedule, even after you return to work. Additionally, the therapist will likely provide you with an at-home guide full of the relevant exercises you need to be doing outside of the therapist’s office. Without diligent scheduling of the exercise on your own time, you will likely suffer setbacks and physical therapy treatments will last longer. Insurance often covers the recommended course of therapy as prescribed by your doctor but it is in your best interest to follow the doctor and therapist’s directives to heal efficiently within the allotted treatment time allowable by your insurance company.
If you are facing an on-the-job injury and aren’t sure how to proceed, contact our office today for a free consultation. You can call us toll free 855-614-4351 to discuss your potential worker’s compensation case or you can use our confidential online contact form.