Physical Therapy Away From Home

Posted on: July 31st, 2015 by Horizon Rehab Blogger
Keeping up with your physical therapy can be tough on vacation, but these tips can help you.

Keeping up with your physical therapy can be tough on vacation, but these tips can help you.


Summer is a busy time for everyone. The weather is nicer, we like to spend more time outside and, for many of us, summer is a time where we get away from home to have some fun. While vacations are a lot of fun, they can interrupt progress that you’re making in your physical therapy sessions if you completely stop.

Horizon Rehab is here to help you. While it’s not ideal to interrupt therapy, we understand the busy schedules and desire to get away that comes with summer. If you are going to be away during your therapy, there are some things you can do to help yourself and not lose all the progress you’ve been making.

Stay Stretched Out

It’s amazing how much of a difference stretching can help with a variety of physical ailments. Performing simple stretching exercises, whether it’s for your legs, your back, your neck or something else, can help you stay loose and helps prevent your muscles from swelling and tensing up.

Weight Exercises

No, we’re not expecting you to pump iron and lift a lot of heavy weight while doing dynamic exercises. Instead, focus on slow, controlled lifting exercises that can help improve your core strength and keep your muscles toned. This can be accomplished using everyday items around the house, like a cans of soup.

Stay In Touch With Your Physical Therapist

If you are going to be traveling, speak with your physical therapist to see if he has any recommendations for you and if there are any exercises you can do away from home. Additionally, if you start to feel any sort of pain while you’re away, call your physical therapist and let him know what is going on.

Horizon Rehab is here to provide you with a wide range of physical therapy services, including pain management, spine therapy and balance evaluations. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our services.

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