Whether you are a new mom going to physiotherapy to get better after giving birth, or an autistic teenager trying to help your sensory processing issues, or even just someone who finds physiotherapy is a great way to deal with the stresses of your daily life, you need a way to make the good effects stick. Here is what you can do.
Posture and sitting
Ask your physical therapist to show you the right posture and the right way to sit. We spend half of our lives sitting, and most people can’t do it right. Bad sitting habits cause backaches, bad posture (which heavily influences how other people perceive you and can have a huge impact on how successful you are) and even urinary incontinence. So make an effort to sit properly.
Physiotherapy often relieves tension which we inadvertently hold in some parts of our bodies, like shoulders and neck, jaw, or the pelvic region. But when we come back to our lives after a relaxing and cathartic physiotherapy session, we may find the tension creeping back in.
That’s when it’s important to get a moment to lie down, relax, and breath into the tense parts of your body. It is much easier to deal with fresh tension than with years of accumulated stress.
If you attend physiotherapy sessions to help with sensory processing problems, you can reinforce the good results by staying mindful of your surroundings all the time and simply noticing what troubles you most. This way, you can catch the potential problems and avoid or otherwise deal with them before you become overwhelmed.