You may ask yourself how often should I have a review with my neurological physiotherapist or you may even wonder why do you need a review if you have been to see one in the past and already been given an exercise program.
Well you and your neurological condition are constantly exposed to change and to ensure that you are achieving the maximum benefits from your exercises and to help guarantee that your quality of life is prime, you must be reviewed.
A review can expose any areas that may have declined or need to be addressed regarding your weekly exercise programs. However the review could also highlight improvements in your presentation which will reassure you and keep you motivated to continue with your therapy program. You may have let your exercise routine slip due to other commitments at the time and struggling make exercise a regular commitment again. Or you may be actively working through your therapy plan or group exercises regularly but not fully optimizing your potential.
Another really important reason to see your therapist for regular reviews is that the neurological rehabilitation world is moving and improving at a phenomenal pace. You want to be assured that you are up to date with the latest evidence based and best practice approaches.
If any of the below statements are you, then we recommended that you contact your neurological physiotherapist and book in for a review as soon as possible.
- Has it been more than 6 months since you had a 1 on 1 review with your neurological physiotherapist?
- Has your condition changed? Improved or declined?
- Have you stopped your regular exercise regime?
- Are you unsure what exercises you should now be doing to maximise your quality of life?
- Have you been doing the same exercises for more than 6 months?
- Have you had a fall?
- Have you had a change of medication for your neurological condition?
Remember that your physiotherapist is there to maximise your quality of life at all stages and you should book in for a one on one review at least every 6 months. You need to ensure your therapy plan is challenging you, because if there is no challenge there will be no change!