Health Tip: When Physical Therapy Ends
(HealthDay News) -- 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.
- Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says
May 20, 2013
- Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
May 16, 2013
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.