Should You Push Off Your Physical Therapy Appointments?
During these uncertain times of the Covid-19 outbreak - PT is still necessary.
Physical therapy is very important when recovering from surgery, that is why physical therapy clinics are deemed necessary by State and CDC guidelines. The consequences can be severe if you do not follow your physical therapy treatment plan even during this time of social distancing. It may seem insignificant to push off or skip physical therapy appointments but in fact, it can affect your healing time and overall success of your recovery. Skipping appointments or prolonging the start of your physical therapy appointments may lead to:
After surgery it is necessary to get mobile. Letting your muscles rest actually can lead to the stiffening those muscles and joints. Safe and regular exercise can make sure you stay loose, allowing healing to take place.
Increase in recovery time
Following the treatment plan allows you regain your strength and mobility through specially prescribed exercises that allow blood circulation to the surrounding tissue which aids in proper healing. Missing or prolonging these sessions will certainly lead to a longer recovery.
Decrease in strength
When you don’t go to your physical therapy sessions, a decrease in strength will surely follow. Physical therapy helps to strengthen areas that were repaired through surgery - so a delay in treatment doesn’t just stop the healing process, it acts as a setback to the surgery in general.
Education is crucial
The more you know about your surgery and how to properly care for it, the more it will lead to a better outcome in your recovery.
At Allied Physical Therapy we strive to maintain a clean and safe environment for our patients and staff. We are here each week to bring you some cheer and healing. Stay on the road to health by seeing a physical therapist. If you are not experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, contact one of our three locations in Norwood, Foxboro, or Framingham, MA to set up an initial evaluation.