Health Tip: When Physical Therapy Ends
-- Don't become a couch potato just because your doctor's prescription for physical therapy has run out.
The American Council on Exercise suggests how to transition from physical therapy to a regular exercise regimen:
- Make a commitment to staying physically active and fit; make sure you don't slip into a sedentary lifestyle.
- Before the end of your final physical therapy appointment, ask your therapist questions about safe follow-up exercises.
- Start off slow and easy, and follow your physical therapist's instructions.
- Watch out for warning signs of overdoing it.
Posted: May 2012