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Some patients suffer from symptoms that must have physiotherapy sessions, and some of these patients go to specialized centers while others request home sessions.

In this article, we will talk about the importance of commitment and continuation of physical therapy sessions according to the followed treatment program. The commitment must be complete on three levels as follows:

  • Commitment to the scheduled number of weekly sessions.
  • Commitment to the prescribed treatment program until the doctor or specialist decides to end the sessions.
  • Adhere to the directions of the therapist in the practice of daily activities and the performance of therapeutic exercises.

  The onus of compliance with these matters rests mainly with the patient himself.

What are the most important tips to be followed in physical therapy sessions?

We must emphasize that the success of the physiotherapy plan does not depend on the ability and competence of the physiotherapist alone, or on the quality of the treatment program and the exercise in the right way only, but rather that the success of the program depends on the cooperation of both the specialist, the patient and the family, as each of them plays an important role in achieving the desired outcome of the treatment program. Here are some tips that must be followed for the success of the treatment plan and to obtain the desired recovery result:

  • The patient’s commitment to the sessions and maintaining their appointments and the determined time for each session.
  • The patient’s readiness for the session, taking into account his general health condition in terms of sleep, medication, food and drink.
  • In the case of home physiotherapy sessions, the place must be suitable for the physiotherapy session, and no more than one person from the patient’s family should be present during the session.
  • Follow the instructions prescribed by the physiotherapist between sessions, including the patient doing all the required therapeutic exercises.
  • Be patient and continue the treatment program until the end and do not stop or cancel the program for any reason so that the situation does not worsen and the case deteriorates.
  • Calm down and do not rush to practice daily life activity before reaching the stage of full recovery so that this does not lead to a setback or increase the problem in the affected organ.
  • Do not stop the sessions if you feel the improvement and the pain is gone, and be satisfied with what the patient has reached of a good stage, as only the specialist can determine that and not the patient himself or a family member.
  • Listen carefully to the advice of the treating specialist and realize the difference between improvement, such as restoring the ability to move, for example, and the possibility of performing full tasks such as movement without difficulties, problems, or the need for assistance, and between complete recovery and restoring the previous fitness and reaching the normal state before the injury.
  • Maintaining general health through healthy nutrition and exercise that are appropriate to the condition.

What are the damages that result from not continuing the physiotherapy sessions?

Refraining from completing a physical therapy program may lead to several harms, including:

  • Deterioration of the affected organ as a result of its hasty use before reaching a state of full recovery.
  • A relapse in the affected organ after its improvement as a result of not following up on treatment.
  • Recurrence of infection as a result of not eliminating the pathological causes radically, which increases the possibility of recurrence.
  • Injury to another part of the body as a result of not treating the cause definitively. For example, in the event of an injury to one of the legs, the patient will automatically place partial or total load on the healthy leg, which may lead to injury to the healthy foot over time.
  • Poor mental condition and depression due to the return of pain and disease in the same organ and reaching a state of despair of recovery.

Therefore, DoktorCare advises all patients undergoing physiotherapy sessions to complete the program until the end and until the doctor decides to stop, with the need to follow up with the specialist doctor to find out the developments of the condition first.

Is it possible to get physiotherapy sessions at home?

Although there is the possibility of doing physiotherapy sessions in hospitals and specialized centers, there are many cases that cannot leave the house due to illness or the lack of capabilities and special equipment to move to a doctor or hospital, especially in cases of the elderly, so DoktorCare works to provide a home physiotherapist to help patients regain their movement abilities using various scientific methods, exercise therapy, and modern mobile devices to ensure a speedy recovery, taking into account the patient’s health condition or the person receiving treatment. The presence of the patient in his home in a comfortable family atmosphere helps to reduce feelings of tension while ensuring patient’s privacy at home.