When severely injured from a car accident, the recovery process can be daunting. You may need to attend various doctor appointments, go through physical therapy, take medications and take time off from work to recover from your injury. Not only can this all be financially difficult, but it can be hard to muster the physical strength to get through the ordeal.
Thankfully, there are plenty of resources available to assist you through the rehabilitation period. Modern technology is one thing that can help. Download healthy living apps to your phone or tablet to make things easier.
1. Pain Therapy: Exercise Videos
It can be hard to remember the physical therapy exercises you learn in your sessions. This app includes more than 40 video demonstrations of the most popular exercises. The videos are categorized by injury, including:
- Ankle pain
- Foot pain
- Low back pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Post-surgical recovery
- Sciatic nerve dysfunction
This can give you some physical therapy experience when not at your appointments.
2. PT Timer: Stretch & Exercise
As helpful as physical therapy is to recovery, it can be tedious. When you do exercises on your own, you may be tempted to cut sessions short. The PT Timer app helps you complete your exercises in the right amount of time. You can customize your routines and timing of stretches, as well.
Recovering from an injury is a multi-faceted endeavor. You may also need to improve and keep track of your weight, diet and strength. Lifesum can help you achieve all these goals in one place. The app features a three-week weight loss plan, calorie counter, personalized diets, meal plans, habit trackers and recipes.
While you should certainly prioritize professional medical advice from your physician and any referred specialists, these tools can be helpful in helping you achieve your goals.