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Seek to understand, but your understanding of you is key

As a physiotherapist, I am often asked about what can be achieved to help improve mobility and movement, reduce pain and aid overall wellbeing. Each client is different, and usually at a different life phase, and therefore you can guess that the answers vary.


Challenges and positive outcomes


This of course creates challenges at times, and therefore asking some questions of a client is vital to understand the chronology of how a problem or ailment first came about. If a client has never sought physiotherapy care before, taking a moment to think back might add real value to the session, or series of sessions, to get them back on track in their circumstances.


Pain and discomfort


It is usually easy for a client to detail any pain or discomfort that they are suffering, perhaps acutely reminded every minute with a wince or a sharp intake of breath as they go about their daily lives. However, making a mental note or two as to when the situation first occurred really helps in having a holistic approach to physiotherapy care. This is because a physical (and perhaps unusual) action, such as lifting, or a sudden movement a week or two back, might be the reason why you have a strain or injury elsewhere in your musculoskeletal frame. It may not be what you first thought, and often the observations might point in a different direction.


We appreciate that some ailments persist in clients that are not related to one point or event, and this might be the reason a series of physiotherapy sessions is recommended. Speak to us about your needs and condition.


What were you doing?


If you can, think back to when you first noticed a niggle or pain. When was it, and what were you doing at around that time? Where were you? What were the conditions (as an example, cold and damp condition may make a difference)? What actions did you take at that point, if any? I am not sure this list is definitive, but certainly provides a flavour of observations that might promptly identify the real reason for your care needs.


Speak to Life Made Simple Physiotherapy


Please do have a think through how any strain or injury you have came about and we look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs. If you are interested in our services feel free to call us on 07309 272 555 or email Physio@Lifemadesimple.co.uk. Life Made Simple - expert physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey.

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