8 Ways to Tell if a Rehabilitation Program Is the Right Step for You

As a part of your comprehensive recovery plan from an injury, Dr. Weddle may recommend a physical rehabilitation program to ensure you regain as much functionality as possible. Rehab can offer many benefits, such as helping you to get back your quality of life and improving your mindset and overall well-being.

Why you should consider a rehabilitation program

Our team at DMC Healthcare in Dallas shares a number of scenarios where limitations affect health and mobility. If you see yourself in any of these, then taking part in a physical rehab program is probably the right step for you:

1. You have limited functionality

If you suffered injuries from an accident or have a chronic medical condition that makes it difficult to do your job or stay active in your usual activities, a rehab program can help.

You can improve your functionality by learning more about the root cause of your dysfunction. Rehab also offers specific exercises and other forms of therapy to enhance functionality of your:

Each program is custom-designed around your needs to help you achieve maximum functionality, based on the nature of your injury.

2. You have chronic pain

If you’ve been relying on medications or other treatments to alleviate chronic pain without success, a physical rehabilitation program may be beneficial.

During your program, you can engage in strengthening exercises to better support your body and help it heal more effectively. This type of comprehensive treatment can reduce your reliance on medicines while helping you find relief from chronic pain.

3. You have a chronic illness

Arthritis and other chronic health conditions can drain you of your energy and make it difficult to get around. Using a physical rehabilitation program, you can learn how to better manage your symptoms and alleviate pain through exercise and other therapies.

Physical rehabilitation can also improve your overall health and may slow down the progressive nature of some diseases to prevent a worsening of complications.

4. You’ve had a stroke

A stroke can leave you limited in your movements and physical abilities. Through a comprehensive rehabilitation program, you can relearn how to do many of the things a stroke makes difficult, including small, everyday tasks, like brushing your teeth or picking up objects.

5. You’re recovering from surgery

Surgery can take a toll on your whole body, and a physical rehabilitation program can be designed to help you recover more efficiently after your procedure.

In many cases, those undergoing a surgery are encouraged to get moving as soon as possible to bring back functionality and flexibility. A rehab program can help you achieve those goals sooner.

6. You have difficulty controlling your weight

If an injury makes it difficult to stay physically active and has caused you to gain weight, a rehab program can help you build a routine to strengthen your health and make weight loss easier.

Your program takes into account your existing health issues and your limitations, while still providing you with effective options to help you reach an ideal body weight. Rehab can also assist you in maintaining your results for the long term.

7. You feel too old to exercise

If you struggle to maintain a physically active lifestyle because of the side effects of aging, a physical rehabilitation program can help you gain a new perspective on your exercise potential.

Keeping your current health in mind, Dr. Weddle can design an exercise plan to keep you active and ensure long-term mobility. It’s never too late to get your body in shape and incorporate regular physical fitness into your life.

8. You’re going through life changes

As you go through your life’s journey, you undergo a number of changes. If you find it challenging to keep your energy levels up after a pregnancy or as you head into menopause, a physical rehabilitation program can help.

Dr. Weddle can work with you to make lifestyle changes to better prepare you for what may come. He can work closely with you to address your physical health and well-being through daily exercise and other therapies that make you stronger and help you perform optimally.

If you want to learn more about options for physical rehabilitation, schedule a consultation today by calling us or using the online booking feature.

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