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Finding a Partner to Get You Inspired

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Work With Teamwork

One tip that I found to be very helpful is finding an accountability partner or a person that can keep you motivated to exercise and keep up with your therapy. This can be critical to getting you through tough times. Having someone that you can call when you need additional support can make all the difference in your healing.

Having someone that has gone through a similar situation can also help. It is important to find someone who can make you laugh or keep you calm during stressful times. This type of person will keep you moving forward. You should avoid people that seem to bring you down or don’t have your best interest at heart. The best type of accountability partner is one who will keep you on track, with whom you can share your goals, and who is willing to encourage you to reach your goals in a timely manner.

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Find a Dedicated Space to do the Work

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Another tip that you might want to consider, and one which I found helpful, is to find a dedicated space to do the work required. First, you have to find a location where you are comfortable to work. By finding this workplace you can relax the best by focusing on what you need to do. Next, you must make sure that you have enough work space to stretch and move about as the therapy requires. If you will be doing your physical therapy with your accountability partner, it is important that you have enough space for both of you to work comfortably. If you don’t have a workplace that helps you, then you are going to have a tough time making gains or completing the goals that you have set for yourself. By having a space in which you feel comfortable, you are also more likely to do the work required.

Peaceful Place

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Don’t Skip

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The next tip, guys, is to not skip any physical therapy appointments. There are a few reasons why you should not skip appointments.

The first reason is the consistency that you need throughout your progress. Frequent, regular sessions will help you achieve your goals faster. By keeping up to date on your exercises you will help strengthen muscles and regain your strength.

The second reason to not skip your appointments is so that you gain the necessary expertise. You might think that, when you have had a few sessions, you have all of the information that you need. However, by attending every session that the physical therapist has requested, you will build on previous knowledge each time you go. The next reason is financial. Sometimes the reason why patients skip sessions is to save money. However, this often leads to slower progress, which ends up costing more in the long run.

The last reason is the recovery process. The reason why your recovery is important is that it helps you obtain your mobility and get back into a regular routine. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions. Your recovery is dependent on your physical therapy and to avoid any problems recurring in the future, it is important to heal completely. This can only be done by attending all of the physical therapy appointments that are required.

Follow The Plan You Have

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Speak Up and Ask Questions

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The next tip I’d like to share is the importance of speaking up and asking questions. Most people might think that aches and/or pains are normal. However, by asking questions, even the smallest annoyance can be quickly cleared up and offset bigger situations. By taking note of aches and pains, you can prevent other problems from arising in the future.

Let People Hear Your Opnions

By asking questions about issues that you don’t understand, you can overcome any difficulties that hamper you from getting stronger and healthier sooner. If you have difficulty asking questions, it can help to write them down on a piece of paper so that you don’t forget any. It can also be helpful to avoid asking rhetorical questions. The best questions to ask are those that are open-ended. These questions lead to a conversation between you and the therapist and will foster a better understanding of your situation. It’s not the bad thing to ask questions if you don’t understand something.

Get More Information By Being Curious

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Set Goals

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You Can Achieve Your Goals

I have had therapy for most of my life and one of the most important tips is that you should set goals for yourself. This is important because by setting goals, you will see how far you have improved and this can be very motivating. Using the word SMART can be helpful for this. 

  • S is for “specific” because good goals are clear and defined. If your goals are too general they will be hard to accomplish.
  • Next, the M is for measurable. You must be able to measure your progress toward your goal so you know when you have reached it.
  • The A is for an action plan. You should set an action plan that tells what you are going to do. 
  • The R is for realistic. You should make sure that your goal is not too hard or too easy.
  • Last, the T is for the time limit. You should think about what you want to accomplish in the next couple of weeks.

This is a good tip to start when working on any physical therapy goals. It will keep you accountable and on track.

You Can Achieve Your Goals

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