As physiotherapists, rehab exercises have been the best defense we render to our clients who are experiencing injuries and strains. Whatever the complaints we receive, may it be because of tendinopathy, a simple hamstring strain, or even restless leg, rehab exercises could very much target the core of the problem.
However, no matter how simple and effective the exercise we have planned out for our clients, there is still a big hurdle that we usually have to face, and that is–compliance. This problem does not only affect us, but it also affects the capacity of our clients to experience alleviation from the physical pain that they are suffering from.
- Benefits of Rehab Exercises
Rehab exercises allow any individual who’s complaining of musculoskeletal issues to return to their normal level of functioning and be open to the lifestyle changes that could help their well-being. As physical therapists, the rehab exercises that we are offering are conservative options to help them manage their physical issues before they settle with the aggressive medical management or when surgery is the last option possible. The customized rehab exercises are perfect for the physical needs of the individual needing our help, such that it assists them in conditioning, strengthening, and flexibility.
- The Barriers to Rehab Exercise Efficacy
However, the main barrier to the effectiveness of the rehab exercise, which we are encouraging our client to do, is poor compliance. No matter how simple the exercises are and no matter how short the time it takes to do it here in Aerio Rehab, there are still those who would raise lack of time as an alibi. Some even would point out fatigue and constant feelings of pain as reasons why they don’t comply in doing rehab exercises.
- What Must Be Done
Our goal as physiotherapists is to reinforce a sense of optimism for every patient we help. It is our duty to instill the drive so they can feel the verve to do the rehab exercises they are expected to comply with. Further, we must understand what their insecurities and weaknesses are and try to craft ways to build on their innate strengths so as to overpower their lackadaisical attitude. Rehab exercises should be crafted based on their strengths and should further be reinforced by our capacity to educate, motivate, and push them to effectively address their musculoskeletal issues.
Pain education and understanding of the physiology of the human body are important topics in the Patient Physical Therapy in Texas. These have earned us a spot to be effective in treating any physical issues via the rehab exercises we craft out. This is not anymore about teaching them how to perform the different exercises to combat their mobility and physical issues, but the paradigm shift should be focused on why our clients must do the exercises. In this way, they will become even more inspired in complying with the exercise routine we have asked them to do. On the other hand, it would be wise to think also in our capacity to teach and motivate as a means to increase the compliance of our service users.
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