Setting Expectations: Physical Therapy
If you could benefit from seeking Baltimore, MD physical therapy services, connect with the dedicated team at Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic today to schedule an initial consultation. The consultation process will allow you to tell us your story and to explain what you hope to achieve by attending physical therapy services. It will also allow you to understand how we may be able to help you and what you may be able to expect from the process of physical therapy over time.
Expectations: What the Physical Therapy Process Entails
One of the reasons why it is so important she set expectations at the beginning of the physical therapy process is so that you do not get discouraged when you hit bumps along the road ahead. Many people approach the process of physical therapy with the expectation that they will attend their sessions, do their homework exercises, and all their goals will be achieved according to the timeline they have developed in their minds as ideal. In reality, physical therapy is like any other kind of therapy. Sometimes, patients improve at a rate that is unexpected. Sometimes, challenges arise and improvement occurs more slowly than expected. Understanding that physical therapy is a process and is not something that can be approached with absolute certainty as to outcome can help to keep your mind open and flexible as you seek to achieve the most favorable outcomes possible under the circumstances.
What the physical therapy process will entail for you will depend upon the kinds of physical challenges that you are facing, your unique goals for this process, and the kinds of physical therapy that you are willing to try. For example, we may recommend that you use a piece of equipment known as a Pilates reformer to strengthen certain areas of the body. If you do not like the reformer and need us to take a different approach, we will do our best to accommodate that preference. Know that whatever approach we take, you can expect that you will need to work on certain aspects of your recovery at home because you can only achieve a certain level of results if you only work when you are at Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic.
Expectations: Goals and Timeline
It is important to set goals within a short-term range, medium-term range, and long-term range prior to commencing your physical therapy treatment plan. Keeping these different goals in mind will help to ensure that you can remain focused and resilient during your physical therapy journey. We will revisit these goals and adjust them if necessary or appropriate. Because physical therapy is a process comma there is a certain amount of fluidity and flexibility required on behalf of both a provider and patient in order to achieve the most favorable result possible under the circumstances. To learn more about our approach to physical therapy treatment specifically and patient care generally, connect with Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic today. We look forward to speaking with you.
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