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3 Key Questions for Physical Therapy

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Are you suffering from a sports injury? Knee problems? Spinal pain? Physical Therapy can help treat a wide range of issues. However, before you begin exercises to decrease your pain and restore your function, be prepared to answer some key questions.

What are your limitations?

How does your pain limit your ability to carry out daily routines? It is important to determine exactly how your pain is affecting your daily lifestyle. Do you care more about being able to lift your grandchildren or do you need full range of motion to perform manual labor? Knowing your goals helps your therapist determine the best course for you.

What are your goals?

Speaking of goals; your goals play an important role in your physical therapy. Setting milestone goals help you get the most out of therapy while feeling rewarded. If a knee injury is preventing you from playing tennis, your ultimate goal should be to get back on the court. Knowing your goals allows your therapist to focus on improving areas specific to the activities you wish to perform.

Are you committed to this plan?

Your success will depend on your willingness to stick to the program over the course of weeks or months. If you only do the work when you are in the clinic, you probably will not experience lasting success. Making lifestyle changes will help you prevent your pain from recurring. If you don’t feel committed to the plan let your therapist know up front and together you can determine a course of action that you will be committed to.

For more information to find out if Phoenix Osteopractic Physical Therapy is right for you visit our website at or call (972) 232-2310. Your body will thank you for it!

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