Why do I feel worse after my physiotherapy appointment?

Following on from our previous blogpost, Can physio make you worse before it gets better?, we’ve got some more details on the healing process of physiotherapy.

Communication with your physiotherapist is essential to your recovery

Sometimes, patients fail to inform their physiotherapists about the pain they feel after a treatment session. Staying quiet about this pain can lead to worsening discomfort and even additional injury.

Instead, you should feel comfortable communicating with your physio whenever you have a question or concern about your recovery. If you are experiencing pain, you may be doing an exercise wrong, need a different exercise, or require some other change to your regimen.

Your physiotherapist is there to help you to evaluate the pain you are feeling and find solutions that help you heal. If you do not feel comfortable telling your PT about discomfort after your sessions, you should find another therapist. The professional you choose should be someone who is compassionate, attentive, and easy to talk to, no matter what questions you have about your recovery.

Know what to do if you experience pain after therapy

If you do experience pain, limited range of motion, or other problems after your physiotherapy session, you should know what to do in order to address your concerns and ensure that you remain on the path to health.

The first step is to stop whatever is making your pain worse. This may mean suspending a specific exercise, for example.

The next step is to communicate with your physio. Expressing your concerns allows your therapist to identify the problem and take steps to change it so you can continue healing, but without pain.

Here at Capital Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists are here to help you lead a healthier and pain free lifestyle. We are experts in helping you to fix your issues as well as all the discomfort that comes with it!

Our physiotherapist will be able to give you a full assessment and create an individual advice/ treatment plan that is tailored for your particular needs.

For any physiotherapy related concerns, drop us an email info@capitalphysiotherapy.com.au or make an appointment through our booking system!