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Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Physical therapy near me in New Bern, NC

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a great tool for helping people regain their quality of life. Whether recovering from a surgical procedure or treating chronic pain, patients who use physical therapy for treatment are shown to have faster recovery times and better health outcomes. The New Bern, North Carolina office of Peak Performance offers a few tips to ensure you get the most out of your physical therapy.

Come prepared

Being prepared is more than bringing the right clothing and your insurance card. You want to have your mind ready when you come to the physical therapy office so you can put forth your best effort. A disinterested patient or one who does not give it their all is unlikely to reap the benefits of treatment.

Your physical therapist may start your therapy visit with treatments designed to get you into the right state of mind. This may include:

  • Meditation and breathing exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Myofascial release to ease tension in the muscles

While it is important to bring all the physical tools necessary for physical therapy, preparing the mental side can help you achieve your rehabilitative goals.

Remember your at-home exercises

Patients sometimes are unhappy when they are not seeing results despite the effort they put in during their physical therapy appointments. One of the first questions therapists will ask is if you are doing your at home exercises, and often the answer is no. It is nice to think that all it takes to rehabilitate an injury is a few appointments a week with the physical therapist, but the body often needs more treatment. This is why doing prescribed at-home exercises is so important.

Your physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan to guide your recovery. This plan will often include stretches, exercises or other lifestyle changes to help with your rehabilitation. Staying in compliance with these changes is just as important as the work you put in during your appointment.

Schedule physical therapy in New Bern, NC with Peak Performance

Peak Performance in New Bern, North Carolina has skilled physical therapists that want to help you regain your quality of life after surgery or injury. Contact our New Bern office today to schedule your initial appointment.