While physio can be a great way of relieving pain or injury, a session can also take its toll on your body.
At North West Physiotherapy we like to ensure that our patients receive the best treatment at our clinic and are fully informed of what to do following their session.
To help you recover in the best way possible, we outline in this blog 4 things you should do after your physiotherapy appointment.
4 Things You Should Do After Your Physiotherapy Appointment
Physio is a great way to treat ongoing pain and injury. To maintain your level of treatment here is 4 things you should do after your appointment:
- Drink plenty of water
We usually advise this after exercise based treatments, such as hydrotherapy or an exercise class, to help restore hydration and improve recovery times.
- Follow any advice from your Physio
– Use hot/cold packs where required.
– Rest if necessary.
At North West Physio, we are trained to know what advice is relevant for each injury.
Our professional advice is generally given to expediate the recovery time frames and to avoid any further damage to the injured area.
Injuries and post-surgical patients can further damage the area if they do not adhere to the advice given.
- Do your exercises
Physiotherapy appointments are usually for 1/2 hour . Further exercise suggested by the Physio will assist in reducing the need for ongoing treatment as well as provide pain relief between treatments.
Some conditions will not resolve well without retraining the muscles involved to fire in the correct pattern and with the correct strength in the muscle groups.
Generally, we can tell if the exercises haven’t been done, however we understand that clients will often need a few treatments to remember to correctly perform an exercise. You won’t be in trouble for not doing the exercise, we simply go over them again and re-educate the benefits of doing a home program.
- Take note of unusual pain
Notify the Physiotherapist if pain is more severe than expected. It can be normal to experience some pain after treatment; however it usually settles after 24-48 hours.
Booking an appointment today.
If you’re in need of a physio appointment, talk to the professional team at North West Physiotherapy.
Organise your next appointment by calling one of our three North Brisbane clinics:
- Everton Park – Online bookings here, or call us on 07 3353 4111
- Keperra – Online bookings here, or call us on 07 3198 4444
- Eatons Hill – Online bookings here, or call us on 07 3333 1646
North West Physiotherapy is your one-stop pain relief and healthy living practice in Brisbane. With six clinics across North Brisbane; Everton Park, Keperra, Eatons Hill, Nundah, Lutchwyche and Newmarket, our aim is to provide holistic healthcare solution to suit your specific lifestyle.
Our services include Physiotherapy, Sports Physio, Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Dry Needling, Massage, Womens Health, and Seniors Strength and Balance Classes. Please note that services vary across our clinics.
Contact your local clinic to book an appointment.