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The Emotional Challenges of Physical Therapy and How to Overcome Them

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  • The Emotional Challenges of Physical Therapy and How to Overcome Them

    It's estimated that more than half of those who need physical therapy do not stick with their programs, and as a result may face continued pain or another injury. This high rate of abandonment is a serious issue, as it is often physical therapy, not surgery or drugs, that ultimately helps people with physical disabilities or injuries get back on their feet.

    The American Physical Therapy Association says, “When a physical therapist sees a patient for the first time, he or she examines that individual and develops a plan of care that promotes the ability to move,reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. The physical therapist and the patient then work side-by-side to make sure that the goals of the treatment plan are met.”

    In other words, it is up to YOU to make sure you follow through with the exercises and recommended treatment, even though it takes time and might be painful-- AND even though immediate gains may not be apparent.

    Pushing through and ultimately recovering is therefore often dependent on your attitude, and your ability to overcome the emotional challenges of physical therapy. If you allow negative emotions to take hold,depression, anxiety and frustration can easily sideline your treatment.

    You may be at risk of succumbing to your emotions if you often feel:
    • Overwhelming feelings of frustration
    • Doubts that the regimen will help you
    • Dreading the days you go to physical therapy
    • Feeling that you’ve been put through enough
    • Thoughts of just giving up

    Even if these thoughts do not occur to you (and especially if they do), it is still essential to treat your emotions and not just your body when going through physical therapy, and one of the best ways to do this is using The Sedona Method.

    The Sedona Method works by directing your thoughts away from your anxieties, toward a more neutral or positive focus. More specifically, the Method shows you how to let go of the negative thoughts that are holding you back.

    The Sedona Method can be learned in a matter of days, and it takes only an instant to release your negative thoughts and anxieties. Best of all, you can use The Method anywhere, even in the midst of physical therapy, to let go of any thought that troubles you.

    “The purpose of physical therapy is to work through the blocks caused by injury and illness. And the most powerful way I know to succeed in removing these blocks in addition to the physical activity, is to welcome the sensations and memories and let them go,” says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates.

    “The more you allow yourself to release along with doing physical therapy, the quicker and more easily you'll see results,” he continues. “It is also extremely helpful to release on any impatience,frustration, resistance or any other emotion that may be coming up as you try to follow through on your physical therapy routine. This will help you to enjoy the sessions more as well as follow through on any assignments you get from your physical therapist.”

    Letting go using The Sedona Method in combination with physical therapy is highly effective. To find out more about how The Sedona Method has helped people with their health and wellness challenges, read through these amazing testimonial.Making it through your physical therapy program, and ultimately healing, is well within your reach when you learn to let go.
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