Googling It Won’t Help: Things Your Physical Therapist Wants You to Know

//Googling It Won’t Help: Things Your Physical Therapist Wants You to Know

Googling It Won’t Help: Things Your Physical Therapist Wants You to Know

By |2019-06-14T15:59:33+00:00June 15th, 2019|Blog|

There’s a definite increase in the awareness regarding different medical procedures and the requirement of proper care for the body in Canada. More and more people are now opting to get physical therapy to treat chronic and painful conditions. The purpose of a physical therapist is to treat a range of ailments and injuries from strokes and Parkinson’s to tennis elbows and sprained ankles. Research shows that it can be as effective as surgery and even more so in certain conditions.

Going to a physical therapist can be a bit confusing as many of us aren’t entirely sure of what to expect. Here’s a list of things your physical therapist wants you to know before you come in for treatment.

Google Will Just Confuse You

Let’s admit it; we’re all guilty of Googling pretty much everything. Anytime we feel any pain or health issues, we immediately get on the internet and Google it until we’re convinced we have a deadly disease. It’s only human, so don’t worry too much about it.

However, you need to stop giving in to the temptation of a Google analysis of your condition and trust the professionals to do that for you. Google will just send you down a rabbit hole with broad diagnoses, while a physical therapist will analyze your condition and give you a more personal diagnosis based on your situation!

They Care More Than You Think

Dealing with chronic pains and other debilitating conditions can be frustrating as well as challenging. They can scare you and make you feel upset about your general health.

The physical therapists have been trained to help you work through this and understand the psychological implications of most conditions. They understand what you’re going through and contrary to popular opinion, they do care about you.

The Process of Recovery Is Not Always Smooth Sailing

Recovering from an illness or a chronic condition is rarely a steady road of progress. It’s filled with many bumps and roadblocks along the way. Certain days you will feel great after your physical therapy session. But there will be days when you’ll feel too sore to move.

Typically, the pain gets better with time and communicating openly with your therapist through it all can help a great deal. Therapists recommend their patients to engage in open communication so that they can adjust any treatments and alleviate any stress and anxiety you might be feeling for better overall recovery.

Contact SEMI Sports Clinic!

Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute offers expert treatments from highly skilled therapists in the greater Toronto area. Our range of expert care includes pelvic floor physiotherapy, PRP injections, regenerative therapy, Shockwave therapy, acupuncture treatments, and custom-made medical braces for treating different sports injuries. Get in touch with us today by calling us at 1-844-223-7364.

About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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