Who: Meadow Neighborhood
When: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 7:00pm
I was given the opportunity to meet with the Meadowlands Neighborhood Community and share about what I do as a specialist in the musculoskeletal system and the spine this past Tuesday – and despite the rain – there was a great turn out! It is always a pleasure to be able to educate the community about conservative, minimally invasive treatment options available at The Spine and Sports Center. There were some excellent questions asked by the community, one in particular – will I need to do physical therapy for the rest of my life?
The goal in physical therapy is to, among other things; work on muscle strengthening, stretching, and biomechanical changes. Physical therapy is also intended to teach about lifestyle changes with posture and ultimately a Home exercise program. These are things that in the end you should be able to do on your own, and do what you are taught on a regular basis. People often time think if you go to therapy and complete your therapy, now you do not have to do any of the things that you are taught. Usually that results in symptoms returning. The best plan is to continue with those things that you have been taught and prevent those symptoms from recurring.
Have you found it difficult to continue your exercise regimen at home? What has prevented you from doing so? I would love to help encourage you to stick with your program!