Many people love sports and love playing the game as well. The thrill and love for the game makes us want to never stop playing. Unfortunately, getting injured can sometimes be unavoidable, especially when playing sports. When we get injured, rehabilitation is a must. Many of us go to physical therapy to recover from the injury and strengthen that part of our body. The problem isn’t necessarily during physical therapy but what happens when we leave the office and are on our own.
Your physical therapist will give you exercises, almost like homework, to do on your own time to help your progress move along faster. The problem with this is that people tend to leave the physical therapy office and have the mindset of “out of sight, out of mind.” Many people don’t follow up with these exercises at home which leads to a slower recovery rate. Some people also believe that they do enough exercises in the office so they do not need to do them at home and that their physical therapist won’t notice. In fact, physical therapists can tell as soon as they have you start an exercise if you have been following up at home with it. If you have been, your injured area would be a little bit stronger and the exercise would be a little bit easier. Just remember, your physical therapist wants nothing but the best for you and wants you to get back in the game as soon as possible.
Do the exercises as advised and you can be back to the game you love to play, sooner than later!