Finding yourself in need of an Auckland physiotherapy session can often be annoying for the average individual who simply does not have enough time to address their health. You may not only have an inconvenient injury that you need to treat or perhaps a condition that you need support with, but the research simply does not fit into your busy schedule. In between picking up the children from school, rushing back to the office and then making your way to physiotherapy every few days – it can all be a bit overwhelming. Especially when you didn’t plan on hurting yourself from simply doing a normal activity or even engaging in a light-hearted game of rugby. You might have even injured yourself due to trying to get fitter and visiting the gym.
Either way, you may look at physiotherapy in a negative light rather than in a positive and reaffirming manner. Whichever way you view treatment, many of us run the risk of not giving ourselves ample time to recover properly, failing to accurately do our physical therapy exercises or even take our sessions seriously enough. Unfortunately, this lack of cooperation with your physiotherapist can make for a rather long treatment plan in addition to frustration on both your parts.
Here are some of the reasons why your physio exercises are so important.
It Affects Your Recovery
If you aren’t doing the exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist, you are essentially setting back your recovery. It can make the treatment last much longer than needed, causing you more pain and could even lead to more bills because you aren’t committed to treatment.
It Helps Physiotherapists Work Quickly
Nobody wants to have months and months of therapy sessions, which is why physiotherapists will ask you to perform helpful exercises to speed up the process. From here, the physio could adjust your treatment plan accordingly and even shorten your treatment schedule.
It Provides Repetition
Physical therapy often requires repetition, and although you could see your physiotherapist every day to quickly treat your injury, we don’t advise this. Because human bodies need sufficient time to recuperate after being treated to ensure that it has been effective. By doing your exercises, you are essentially repeating certain movements required in a more accessible way, that is safe on your body too.
It Helps Strengthen Your Body
Even though you may be in extreme pain after the first few sessions, doing your exercises as required promptly, can help relieve pain too. You will find that each session afterwards feels slightly more comfortable, with much less pain.
As Auckland physiotherapy specialists, we cannot stress the importance of doing your physio exercises enough as it is actually for your benefit. We assure our patients that these are not hard workouts that take lots of time and that we will listen to your concerns, to help find a suitable solution to you achieving recovery with ease. Contact us today to make a booking with one of the healthcare professionals.