Here’s What You Can Do At Home Before You Can Make It Back To Your Doctor’s Office:

If you’ve recently found yourself stuck at home, struggling with maintaining your health, your physical fitness, or your physical wellbeing, you’re certainly not alone. It’s safe to say that the recent and quick development of the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted virtually every single aspect of our day to day lives. And for many, it’s been a challenging hill to climb – mentally and physically. If you’re unable to attend your regular physical therapy appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to continue your treatment at home could be a little difficult at first.

But not to worry! If you’re unable to follow your typical physical therapy treatment, we’ll fill you in on everything that you need to know to keep your physique strong until you’re able to make it back into your doctor’s office.

Some Basic Exercising Tips

Physio Logic has offered a wonderful list of ways that you can work your physical therapy homework into your daily life. For many of you, your physical therapy likely includes some sort of home workouts as well to supplement the more intense guided workouts that you’ll go through with your doctor in their office. But when you’re unable to make it to the office, it’s easy to push your homework exercises to the wayside – especially during the uncertain times that we currently find ourselves in.

But this short, 5-tip list can help you work your exercises back into your daily routines.

  1. Schedule Your Workouts Into Your Calendar
  2. Set An Alarm To Remind You When To Begin
  3. Record Your Pain Level
  4. Prioritize Your Workouts
  5. Pair Your Workouts With Another Activity

Our Take On It

When it comes to your at-home physical therapy workouts, we think that Physio Logic’s tips are excellent! Scheduling your workout is a great way to keep yourself on track – likewise for setting your alarm! One of the most important tips on this list is recording your pain level. This is absolutely crucial because it’ll help your doctor better adjust your treatment plan. Think about it, time away from the office with your physical therapist means that your body isn’t receiving 100% of the care that it needs.
Whether you’re recovering from an injury or if you’re on a post-surgery physical therapy treatment protocol, being sure to monitor your pain levels is critical toward ensuring that you can continue to cater to your body’s unique needs at home.

Orthopedic Associates

Here at Orthopedic Associates, we’re committed to ensuring your health and well being during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions regarding how you can best support your body at home, we encourage you to contact our team today and speak with one of our staff members. We’d be happy to help.

We are still booking appointments via Telehealth and for other essential purposes. Contact us today!

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