It's easy for me as a Physical Therapist to tell my patients that they're lives are about to be completely changed for the better because they've made the decision to come in for Physical Therapy. But it's even easier for me to prove my point when they actually begin their Physical Therapy, because it's one thing to say it, but another thing completely to see it working on yourself day after day.
When undergoing a course of Physical Therapy for sciatica, an efficient recovery includes home exercises that patients must complete in order to have the best chance and reducing pain symptoms and getting better faster. Studies have shown that skilled Physical Therapy in the clinic in conjunction with a good home exercise program produce the best and most efficient recoveries from back pain due to sciatica.
So what we'll do is go through my top home exercises for sciatica that I regularly recommend for all my back pain and sciatica Physical Therapy patients
Have I really made sure that my patient has all of their questions answered? Do they feel secure about this visit? These are questions that I'm always asking myself when my patients are progressing through their Physical Therapy visits.
And this is exactly why we, as a group of Physical Therapists, have made it our company culture over the past 13 years to make sure that we take our time with our patients, and that all their needs are met during each and every visit.
When knee pain strikes as a result of running, the most common step that is taken when starting Physical Therapy is to first stop running altogether. As with any injury, when you find out what activity is causing the pain to occur, you have to minimize your exposure to the pain-causing activity while treating so you can get pain levels down, as per the 3 Phases of Healing that Dr. Asha also uses for her sciatica and back pain Physical Therapy patients. But with the AlterG Treadmill, if you know how to use it correctly, you can be much more efficient by using one trick.
On Fridays, we normally try to spotlight one of our many Elizabeth or Jersey City Physical Therapy success stories. Our hope is that in seeing the amazing things that can be accomplished with Physical Therapy, that more people would see Physical Therapy the way that we do: that maintaining an active lifestyle is the way to a healthier, better life.
But today, I was forwarded this storyand I had to share this with all our readers as the ULTIMATE success story.
As we've continued our series on sciatica, I think it would be a great idea to give you a sense of what to look for. Not all back pain is created equal, and it would be very helpful to know what to look for when looking for symptoms that might signal sciatica, so that you can communicate this to your Physical Therapist when you go in for your Physical Therapy appointment.
Before every Physical Therapy appointment in Elizabeth or Jersey City starts, just that simple "Hi, how are you?" with a smile has worked wonders with our patients and their outlook on how today's appointment is going to progress. What's even more rewarding is that our patients are appreciative of the effort and are taking that positive attitude back out into their daily lives!