Physical therapy is an essential treatment for people with diseases or injuries that limit their functional mobility. It can also come in handy for active individuals – athletes or exercise enthusiasts – suffering from persistent pains and aches. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what to expect from a physical therapy session when visiting a therapist for the first time. This video explains what you should expect on your first visit.
The first physical therapy session is very friendly. It involves an evaluation of the patient’s condition, after which the therapist creates a treatment plan. The patient will also set the goals – with the help of their therapist – which they hope to achieve.
After the first session, a physical therapist will schedule regular sessions for the patient. These sessions are crucial as they help alleviate pain and aid in the faster restoration of mobility. Besides the regular sessions, a therapist will also assign home exercises, which help accelerate the recovery.
Attending physical therapy sessions can be nerve-wracking if a person has no idea what to expect. However, after the first few sessions, the body adapts to the sessions, and the results are worth it.