How to be your own physical therapistDocument Transcript
How to be your own Physical Therapist
When you are sore, tight, or your body just feels out of place in some way or another, you may think
about a going to a physical therapist. This can take lots of time and more money than you are often
willing to put down. Here are some ways to do some self-diagnosis and ultimately some self-therapy as
Understand where the pain is coming from
Pain, tension, pressure, whatever it is you are feeling, you need to go to the root of the problem. When
you start to understand where the problem is stemming from, you can start to do your self-diagnosis.
There is so much on the internet nowadays, so there is really no excuse for you not to use it to your
advantage. Many people glean a lot of their information off of Webmd which has very well researched
medical content for those looking to find
out what is going on with their bodies.
There is no reason that you can’t just ask
your uncle who is a physical therapist what
he thinks about your back. If you don’t
have an uncle who is a physical therapist,
then try elsewhere. Odds are that you
know at least one person who you can get
some advice from. Make sure you aren’t
taking too much of their time just talking
about your problem because that gets old
and they will start too look at you as a
parasite. It is a good idea to have a casual
conversation as well and not just make it
like a doctor’s appointment. No one wants
to feel like they have to work even when
they left the office.
You should always focus on the fundamentals. This means that you need to check and see if your diet is
ok. See what is missing and how you can change it in order to help with the repairs you need to undergo
Become a Detective
If you sustained an injury while playing football it is a good idea to see what exactly happened on
camera. This can give you a lot more background when you are trying to give your self therapy. Really
you become much like a detective when you do your own physical therapy. You need to ask yourself all
sorts of questions. Where is the pain coming from? How long has it been there? What makes it go away?
What makes it hurt the most? How does the pain actually feel? All of these questions will lead you closer
to a solution in the end.
Make sure you take your health serious. If you are truly injured and you feel like you don’t have the
money to go see a therapist, there are some things that you can do to figure it out on your own. But in
the end, you need to remember that this is your health and it is important. Working with a physical
therapist shouldn’t always be your last option so if you aren’t doing well, visit the Florham Park, New
Jersey physical therapy clinic.