While you may have a general idea of what goes on in physical therapy (PT) sessions, you may still feel nervous when your child is the one who needs it. You may be worried about how your child will receive the therapy and whether their therapist can ‘get’ them and have them do what needs to be done.
This is normal and to be expected. We know this too well as a provider of pediatric healthcare services in Converse, Texas ourselves. At FIRST STEPS Nursing and Therapy, we can ease your worries. We are listing down some of the things you can expect from your child’s initial physical therapy session:
- There would be a lot of questions.
Your child’s physical therapist needs to know the full picture of their health so come prepared. Bring with you a copy of their medical procedures, health history, adaptive equipment if there are, and their current medication.
- You should have a lot of questions.
Undergoing physical therapy is not a one-time session, especially if your child is also receiving nursing services in Texas. Be sure to list down all your questions to help prepare your child.
- Your child may experience more soreness and tiredness than before.
This is normal as physical therapy involves working through weak and delicate problem areas. Fortunately, with continued nursing and therapy, these discomforts will go away further into the sessions.
- Your child’s plan of care may involve a home program.
This will allow your child to progress faster so make sure that you take their therapist’s instructions and practice them to a tee.