1. Will my therapy be just exercise?
One of the most common comments from patients who have been to other physical therapy providers goes something like this: “All the therapist does is give me exercises I can really do on my own, so why should I inconvenience myself by going to therapy when I can do the exercises on my own at home?”
Treatment should include a combination of “hands-on” manual therapy techniques, patient education, balance and flexibility activities, pain relieving treatments, and specialized exercise programs. These all work together to heal and speed recovery. Home exercise is just one part of a complete program of care.