Physical Therapy is a service that is utilized for a wide range of injuries and conditions. This page will give you tips and recommendations that St. Elizabeth Physical Therapists share with their patients on a regular basis.

As always, in case of emergency, always call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

Physical Therapy Do's

  • Do stay hydrated. Drink even when you are not feeling thirsty.

  • Do stretch often.

  • Do follow the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevation) if you sustain an injury that is not a medical emergency (i.e. ankle sprain).

  • Do schedule an appointment with a physical therapist within 30 days if you get a prescription for physical therapy.

  • Do stop whatever you are doing if you start to feel pain.

Physical Therapy Don'ts

  • Don’t play through an injury that is painful, results in a decrease in range of motion or causes limping.