Whether your injury was as simple as a broken leg or as complex as a bad back, chances are good that once your hospital time is done you're in for a bout of physical therapy. But physical therapy is hard, as you have to teach your muscles to do what they must, and can often leave you sore and discouraged at the end of the day. You have to do it, however, or you won't heal correctly – so if you're looking for a few tips and tricks for making your physical therapy sessions work for you, rather than against you, then here's what you need to know.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans are stricken with seasonal influenza, better known as the flu, each year, and thousands of those affected die from complications of the illness. With alarming statistics like that in mind, your first instinct may be to head straight to your primary care physician's office, urgent care clinic, or hospital emergency room when those initial aches and chills set in.