In order to make the most of your session and keep your pain at bay, make sure you keep the following things in mind and practice the basics, even after you are through with your entire session.
Whether you are at home or your work space, make sure that you follow the right posture at all times. The exercises that your physiotherapist has suggested will work best when you also follow the right posture. Leaning towards the front or sitting in a way where your spine is curved is not the right posture. Sit straight, with your spine erect and your head upright.
Make sure that your computer is at such a height that the monitor is at eye level. If you have to bend your neck or raise it upwards in order to view the screen, it will lead to eventual pain and discomfort and can trigger the health issues you faced earlier.
Even after your pain is completely gone, make sure you follow the exercises at home. If required, speak to your physiotherapist and understand how you should do the basic stretches and if there are some specific exercises you should practice. Take regular breaks at home or work to make time for simple stretches.
The RICE technique is short for Rest Ice Compression and Elevation and plays a crucial role in helping you recover from a minor injury. Even after your physiotherapy is over, you can follow this technique to take care of your minor injury, to prevent it from snowballing into something bigger. Resting will give your body time to heal, ice and compression will reduce inflammation and pain, while elevating will reduce blood flow towards the injury and help in reducing pain and inflammation.
Physiotherapy can effectively help you treat and manage pain. But unless you continue to practice it at home even after you are finished with the session, you may relapse and feel the pain again.
You can book an appointment with our physiotherapist now to understand more about treating and managing pain.