How To Get The Most Out Of Physical Therapy

After going through the process of searching for the right physical therapist — you’ve chosen Wellness Rehabilitation Inc. and booked your first session. While you may be feeling excited to get started on your journey to recovery – you may not know what to expect.

It’s common to be nervous before your first session. The unexpected can make us feel uneasy. Especially when you’re dealing with nagging pains or surgery recovery. Whatever the reason — keep reading to find out how you can get the most out of your experience here with us.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Sessions

While you have goals in mind and know what you want to achieve, here are some extra tips to make sure you get the most out of your physical therapy experience.

Mindset matters in physical therapy – just like in every aspect of life. When you come motivated and ready to work with us during treatment — you are actively setting yourself up for success. Not only does it help your mood, but it also helps your performance. When you are in a motivated mindset and come ready to achieve your goals — this helps you feel energized which allows you to perform better during your sessions. Making sure you have a positive mindset during PT is one of the best things you can do for not only your body but yourself – allowing you to get the most out of your experience.

Commit to the work. While sometimes staying motivated can be difficult and challenging — committing to the work and the appointments you make is essential to your recovery. It’s possible there are going to be days when you don’t feel motivated to come to your appointment – you’d rather just stay at home on the couch. What makes the difference is showing up anyway, and staying committed, even when you feel like doing the opposite. We know recovery can be a long process for some — but we’ll be there with you every step of the way. Committing and showing up is a great way to ensure you’re making the most out of your experience.

Keep the end goal in mind. Remember why you started in the first place. There’s so much you’ve had to miss out on due to your pain — and you’re finally taking the necessary steps to get back to the life you’ve been missing.

It’s likely that the pain you’re experiencing has held you back from certain areas of your life. Maybe you’ve had to hold back during your workouts and modify your intensity. Maybe you can’t play and keep up with your grandchildren like you’d wish to. Maybe it’s simple activities that have become difficult, like going up and down the stairs or walking around the grocery store. Reasons like this are why you started – because you’re not able to live life YOUR way.

So, when times get tough and motivation is low — remember why you started. Remind yourself of all the things you want to get back to. Keeping a list of goals and reasons, whether it’s in a journal or on your phone, can be an excellent reminder to keep going when you feel like quitting.

Ask questions. Your PT is there to help. If there is anything you are concerned about or there’s just a simple question you’d like answered – don’t be afraid to ask. Your PT is there for YOU. Their job is to make sure you feel comfortable during your sessions. Asking questions shows that you care and will help you get a clear understanding of what you’re going through – allowing you to continue your sessions with clarity and peace of mind.

Hopefully, these tips have helped you prepare and set you up for success during your physical therapy sessions. When you keep a positive mindset and come motivated – you can be sure you’ll be getting the most out of physical therapy.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our physical therapy services and how we can get you back to the life you’ve been missing, click here to schedule your Free 20 minute call.

To Your Health,

P.S. If you are still not 100%, give us a call at 301-493-9257 to set up a time to discuss the health issues you are having and how we can help you.


Looking for a healthy gift to give to yourself or loved ones?

We offer SAFE PILATES VIDEOS to work on in the comfort of your home. I have created 3 Pilates videos if you are not ready to join a class or can’t find a class that suits your time-frame or you need another day for a workout. These videos you can work on at home and at your own pace. Each exercise is explained thoroughly as to what it is accomplishing and what you should feel. Part I goes over the foundations of Pilates exercises. Part II uses foam rollers and Theraband or weights. Part III teaches more advanced Pilates skills.

Click here for more information on the safe Pilates videos and to watch the short clips.


We offer online Physical Therapy sessions. These are the same 1 hour sessions as in clinic. You still get the personal touch. Click here for more information on our telehealth sessions.


Many clients feel that the work we have done in Physical Therapy was so effective that after discharge they want to continue the Pilates and strengthening work to continue improving their outcomes to prevent recurrences.

We offer 5 and 10 session individual packages of Pilates/strengthening.

Click here for more information on our individual Pilates sessions.


We offer a Year of Wellness package for those who would like to have a monthly checkup of their home program to be sure the exercises are still valid and performed correctly or to address any other issues that may arise.

Interested in continuing the work we did or just want to get stronger or be sure you are still on the correct path towards your goals of a fully functional life, give us a call at 301-493-9257 to discuss how we can help you.

A Physical Therapist’s specialty is in observing deviations in your movement patterns to find the root cause of the problem, then effectively treating it with individualized exercises to correct the problem. You will understand what the issue is that is causing the problem and be given effective exercises to do, thereby ensuring that how you move becomes permanent in your muscle memory.

Did you know that Maryland has Direct Access for physical therapy? That means you can see a Physical Therapist without seeing your physician first and getting a prescription. We can evaluate and treat you without a referral. Through the extensive evaluation, if we feel that other issues may be involved that may require you to see your physician, we will refer you back or recommend someone who is appropriate for you.

We invite you to ask about our Free Discovery Call and look forward to assisting you with anything you may need.


This is for those who are still unsure if Physical Therapy is right for them. We offer a 100% Free 30 minute Discovery Call to answer all your questions and see if you are the right fit for our clinic. Call us at: 301-493-9257 or email us at


Live Virtual Pilates/Exercise class: 5 class series for $177 October 26th – November 23rd 2022 Wednesdays 12-1 on Zoom

Wellness Rehabilitation Inc. 10410 Kensington Parkway, Suite 11, Kensington, MD 20895