When you come to physical therapy for your lower limbs, you know you’re going to be moving, stretching, and exercising. Your physical therapist also needs to be able see how your muscles, tendons, and joints are moving and interacting so that he or she can evaluate your level of function.
There’s no specific dress code, but stick to these guidelines when deciding what to wear for physical therapy:
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely. You don’t want tight or heavy materials restricting your range of motion.
- Stick with shorts, or at least loose exercise pants that can comfortably expose your lower leg (all the way up to the knee).
- Choose exercise-appropriate sneakers that comfortably support and cushion your feet. Flimsy flats are a no-go.