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Next Steps: Life After Physical Therapy

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As an incentive to get through physical therapy, imagine what your life will be like when you don’t need physical therapy anymore. You should think about what you need to do to reach your goal of having a daily life without physical therapy. I would follow what you were told by the physical therapist and Reply: What can I do not to mess up the process of recovery? Find a way to improve the exercises or the time you have in a day.

You Can Finish Your Journey As Long As It Takes

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Motivation

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Look around you for an object, quotation, pet, or person you admire and think about them to get yourself through the pain or the tasks.

Something That Pushes Your Motivation

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Recovery

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You can improve your recovery process if you plan ahead with your daily routines. Eat and rest properly to make sure you keep your strength up and try to gradually increase the challenge level of your exercises.

Moving Forward And Looking Into The Future

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Prevention

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The tip today is fall prevention. The way to avoid falls is to improve your balance with a series of exercises that let you build slowly. If you improve your balance you will be less likely to fall or trip when you stand or walk. Practice caution and balance to avoid falls.

Trying to improve your falling prevention

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Benefits

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Don't confuse yourself with a complicated plan

When you do physical therapy to solve your issues, you can avoid surgery to solve your issues. Try every solution possible to avoid surgery. Just because surgery takes less time than physical therapy doesn’t mean it is a better course of action. It is better to work with qualified therapists to gradually improve your physical abilities or help a damaged side of your body, the way I have been working to improve my left hemisphere.

Don't look for quick solutions

 

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Times

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How long will you need to spend doing physical therapy? That depends on how much you are willing to work and improve to complete your goals. But the ultimate prize is regaining your independence in the world.

Time Planning

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Be a Good Historian

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When you have been through physical therapy, you can become a historian, helping others by sharing with them how the physical therapy went for you. You can tell them if it was successful or unsuccessful, how you dealt with difficult assignments or tasks, and give advice. By doing this, you can pass on knowledge and support to others so they can improve their lives.

Create History

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Focus

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If you focus on the part of the body you’re trying to improve when you’re at your P. T. appointment, you will not get distracted. When you get distracted or get off the topic you might get careless and fail to put in the effort necessary to strengthen your body or abilities.

Focus On The Problem

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Commit to your Appointments

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Physical therapy appointments are carefully designed so that each builds upon the last. And they give you physical therapy homework to do that is crucial so you can go forward to the next step. Commit to your appointments. Do the homework. Never skip any of it! Here are some suggestions on doing the homework

  • Find a purpose
  • Meet your match
  • Be honest
  • Strategize

Keep Track Of Your Time

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Eating Healthy

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No Unhealthy Food

By eating healthy you gain more strength and you can move more efficiently when you are doing activities during the day without getting tired really fast. Be sure to consult your therapist and try to closely watch how many calories you are consuming and/ or burning in a day, to make sure the amounts are appropriate given your activity level, even if you are confined to a couch or a bed.

 

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Putting More Exercise in Your Day

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Putting more exercise in your day may be a challenge depending on your schedule. Try doing desk exercises when you are working. Make your movements small to avoid people noticing.

More Activity In The Day

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Mix it Up

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Start the week with a swim at the pool, take a yoga class during a weekday lunch, lift weights in the evening, and end the week by working in the garden.

Also, you could clean the house, wash the car, or mow the lawn with a push mower. Know that these activities count toward your goal of at least 150 minutes each week.

Change Your Day

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Find Ways to Move

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Create New Ways to Move

There are a lot of ways to move. This improves your ability to workout with others.

  • Dance
  • Stand up to take phone calls.
  • Go for a walk at lunch.
  • Take the stairs. You’ve probably heard this one before but taking the stairs is a great way to add movement to your day and increase your heart rate.
  • Walk to the break room, water cooler or restroom every 90 minutes or so. …
  • If you have the time, use your lunch break to go to the gym.
  • Commute by bike to work.
  • If you’re really busy with work, stretch/exercise at your desk.

If you don’t do enough you might lose some strength in whatever body part you are having physical therapy for.

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Being Active

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Activity Leads To Productivity

Being an active parent can help you because it gives you time to spend with your children and enjoy how your children play with you. Even if you are not a parent, if you are an adult or a child you can always find a way to be active.

  • Go for a walk in the morning or evening instead of sitting in your living room watching TV. If you plan on watching the TV you should jog on a treadmill or download a video on your phone and watch while you ride a stationary bike.
  • Go play games outdoors
  • Go biking
  • Go swimming

Keep your eye on my future posts for further ideas of how you keep your strength up.

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Time to Relax

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Put Time Aside To Let Your Mind Calm Down

You should find moments to relax during the day to make sure you have time to breathe and not overdo exercises that can hurt you. I think a person should have some sort of calendar and put their tasks on it for a day.  Then make sure to mark down some time to rest each day.

Take A Breath And Just Enjoy Your Life!

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