Physical Rehabilitation Summerville SC | Starting a physical therapy program might seem a little overwhelming in the beginning. There are lots of new pieces of information being tossed your way. You are learning new exercises and body mechanics, learning to use new equipment, and you have a lot going on physically. But, one thing that we, as practitioners, want to stress to all our clients is how important home exercises are; especially done in conjunction with the exercise and treatments you do in the office. Find out about the numerous benefits to committing to a home exercise routine. 

Achieve more: Performing home exercises can help you achieve goals and advance further during in-office treatments.

  • Increasing the number repetitions and activity can get your muscles in shape faster and help to quickly establish muscle memory. Once your body becomes used to increased activity, we can move ahead and progress to further, more advanced exercise routines while you are in the office. 

Heal faster: Using at-home exercise can help you heal more quickly and decrease pain sooner.

  • Since we are using at home exercise to help you advance more quickly, we are helping you achieve more during your treatment. Your muscles become stronger and are better able to help you support those painful joints and reduce the frequency and duration of pain. Your muscle memory is also improved, so you may experience fewer setbacks, as well.

Reduce Recurrence: Exercises continued after physical therapy can help reduce the recurrence of injury and pain.

  • We spend a lot of time in treatment with you, building muscle, correcting poor muscle memory, and stabilizing aching joints. However, if those activities aren’t continued, those muscles can weaken over time. You can end up dealing with that joint pain all over again. Keeping up with the routines established during treatment can prevent muscle those muscles from weakening and recurrence of the condition.

Healthy Habits: By establishing a solid routine of at-home care, you can lay the foundation for a continued healthy, active lifestyle. 

  • After you spend time in treatment and are feeling better, you may realize that you don’t want to go back to feeling that pain and discomfort that brought you into our office. You should use that as your motivation for continuing to maintain these new healthy habits at home. It may even be enough motivation to take on other healthy habits and routines that will continue to improve your overall health. 

During your physical therapy treatment in our office, you will be exercising, stretching, getting chiropractic adjustments, and possibly even joint injections or other medical treatments. But you will only be spending a few hours of your time every week in the office. By creating and sticking with a solid routine of at-home exercise, we fell that you should be able to speed up and increase the effectiveness of your rehabilitation.  We will help keep you motivated and do all that we can to make the most of your time with us and get you moving on the road to recovery. 

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, we take an integrative approach to treat a wide range of issues. We specialize in developing personalized treatment plans and delivering lasting relief by treating the root cause of your issues and chronic pain.

Our team of board-certified nurse practitioners, physical therapy technicians, aestheticians, and chiropractors offer patients comprehensive types of treatment with two convenient locations in Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina. Schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss how we can help you get rid of back pain and resume an active life.

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