3 Rehabilitation Mistakes You Must Avoid

Updated on August 24, 2021

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Injuries can happen, especially if physical activities are a regular part of your daily routine. Whether you’re playing sports like basketball or football or getting in shape by lifting weights or doing yoga, it isn’t hard to push yourself beyond your limits and get injured as a result. But with the proper rehabilitation treatment, you can address and resolve many of your physical concerns. 

However, rehabilitation only works if done correctly. In this article, we’ll cover some of the mistakes that many people make to ensure that you steer clear of them. And as a result, it will enable you to recover much faster from your injuries.

  1. Assuming that there’s an easy and quick fix

The first thing that you must accept with rehabilitation treatments is that there are no easy fixes that can help you recover overnight. The human body can take quite a beating, but a severe injury or a chronic issue like lordosis will take time and work to overcome. There’s no getting around this fact. And you’ll only waste your energy by trying out any fads or crazy techniques. For this reason, it’s a good idea to stick to the directions given by your therapist.

That isn’t to say that you should keep a closed mind. On the contrary, if there’s evidence that proves that a method works, you’ll want to bring it up to your physio. For example, the hand therapy ball, is an excellent tool for rehabilitation in some cases because it can make the process more enjoyable than it is. The technology enables the user to stay on top of their progress time.

  1. Ignoring the pain

While discomfort and pain are often part of the rehabilitation process, you mustn’t ignore it and push through it. After all, you’ll only turn yourself into an income source for private practitioners. Instead, let your rehabilitation therapist know if you experience any physical pain. Try to recognize what causes these problems too. Doing so will give the physio more information and, in turn, allow them to make any essential adjustments to the workout. 

  1. Not following your schedule

It’s easy to be discouraged from following your regimen, especially when under pain. However, if you don’t adhere to your schedule, you will only take more time to recover. So try not to let anything deter you from your routine and stick to what your PT has planned out for you. One tip is to think of the goals you have in mind for when you fully recover from your injury or condition. It can be a source of strength and inspire you to do better.

Final thoughts

Few things are more trying than going through the process of rehabilitation. It’s no small feat to overcome chronic pains, severe injuries, and mobility issues, after all. And if you make any mistake during the therapy, you could create even more setbacks that will be harder to overcome. So make sure that you avoid all of the mistakes laid out above.

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