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Rehabilitation Equipment: Common Physical Therapy Mistakes To Avoid

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If you've made the decision to start physical therapy, whether it be for a new or old sports or other fitness related injury, you've made the first step in living a life without pain and increased mobility. Here at The MedCom Group, we specialize in rehabilitation equipment for rehabilitation therapy and we want to make sure that you're getting the best out of your physical therapy. 

Physical therapy works best when your therapist takes the time to inform and educate you on how things will work and how you can get the best results. When you feel comfortable with the therapist and the levels of pain of discomfort, you two can form a great team.

Today we're going to look at some of the common mistakes made by therapists and patients so that you can get the most out of your physical therapy. 

  • Aggressiveness: A lot of patients believe that pain is part of physical therapy. However, as a rule, this is very problematic. Inherently, pain the way our body tells us that we need to slow down or stop what we're doing. It takes excellent communication between the patient and an experienced therapist to find the right exercises that will have the biggest benefit to the patient.
  • To being aggressive enough: While you can be too aggressive, you can also have a therapist who isn't aggressive enough. It's true! Good physical therapy takes some degree of work and working through pain to achieve greater strength and flexibility. Sometimes patients either don't show up for all of their appointments because they're skeptical or they don't fully apply themselves to the process. It's important that you work together with your therapist to make sure that you're giving your best effort.