Monday, January 15, 2018

5 Specific Steps to Get Your Physical Therapy "Tune-Up" (2 of 2)

In the previous article (1 of 2), I reviewed "5 Reasons Everyone Should Get a Regular 'Tune-Up' from a Physical Therapist..."

In this article, I'll show you exactly how to manage your medical team to get -- and make the most of -- that PT (physical therapy) tune up.***

Worksheet: 5 Specific Steps to Get Your PT "Tune Up"

If you've ever worked your way through the obstacle course that is our healthcare system, then you know how important it is to be organized and laser-focused on your goal. To get what you want from all those smart, busy medical professionals, you have to do your homework and arrive armed with some reference notes.

The worksheet below (also available as a two-page PDF download) is a genericized version of the process I use with my own medical folks as they try to help me overcome the usual aches, pains, and other indignities associated with the aging process. I hope you can use it with your PTs and sports medicine doctors so they can help you stay active and healthy!**

Click to download PDFof full worksheet.
Click to download PDFof full worksheet.
Click to download PDFof full worksheet.

** This is an example of a set of diagrams from a PT pro.
It’s designed to guide your practice at home.
Ask your PT pro for a similar diagram,
then use it to make notes and ask questions.

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*** CAUTION!! ? “I am a writer… not a physician! The worksheet and advice above is offered only as management or patient/consumer advice, not medical advice!" - Mike G.