Questions To Ask Your Physical Therapist

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Jun 11

Want to know what questions to ask your physical therapist? Physical therapists are well-trained healthcare professionals who assist patients to improve or restore their mobility. When you visit a physical therapist, he/she will need to evaluate your medical condition.

They will also ask questions like how you feel and how you got injured. However, it does not limit the patient to asking questions too.

Some of the questions to ask your physical therapist may enable him/her to improve his/her services. For instance, you can ask about the physical therapy sessions and what they entail. It may be your first time in physical therapy, and you do not know what to expect.

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Another question you can ask is what the problem is. Every patient needs to know the problem and how it can be solved. By asking this question, you can be reassured of getting well based on your physical therapist’s answer.

Also among the questions to ask your physical therapist is whether he/she has ever dealt with patients who have your condition. Experience in your condition tends to instill confidence in you and the hope of getting better.

You can also ask for the physical therapist’s expectations. Asking for your therapist’s expectations is essential since it shows your willingness to cooperate and improve your condition.

Most patients are worried about how soon they can regain their mobility. It is important that they ask how long it may take for them to recover. The physical therapist cannot give the exact period but can give an estimate depending on the patient’s cooperation and also experiences of patients who have had similar situations.

You may prefer being treated by the same therapist every time. There is no harm in asking the therapist whether he/she will be the one treating you each time. Finding the same therapist each time will enable the two of you to build a rapport which may be necessary for your recovery.

Having a physical therapist that cares deeply about your recovery is an important part of your recovery. At Above & Beyond Physical Therapy, your recovery is our passion.

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