When I went to the back doctor in May, she said I could visit the physical therapist if I wanted. It took me a while to get there, but yesterday I finally went.
My big question was about weight lifting. I liked weight lifting in the past, but it made my back hurt. I’ve actually been searching for a while for a way to lift weights that wouldn’t hurt my back. I’ve combed the internet. I’ve bought weight lifting books. I’ve asked various people. No advice. No ideas.
A physical therapist seemed like a good person to ask because she would know about back health. So I asked her… And she actually told me specifics! Awesome! She said 12 to 15 reps. She said form is everything. If I get tired and start using bad form, my back will hurt. She even talked about particular machines and how to position myself on them. I can’t say how excited I am to finally have specific instructions about weight lifting!
So I have to say for the record and for the internet… Noelle from Overlea Physical Therapy rocks! She had a great bedside manner, talked in a way that I could understand, and didn’t pressure me into gratuitous follow-up visits. I would heartily recommend her to anyone who needed a physical therapist.