A client once described themselves as a ‘Weekend Warrior’, having strained themselves whilst undertaking unusual physical work over a weekend. Having recently moved into a new home, they exchanged their normally desk-bound work for an intense weekend of renovations.
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With the dust settling on the slightly traumatic move, Friday night had seen the start of the determined plan to deal with identified problems over a weekend. They had endeavoured to correct various issues with the fabric of the house that had been identified in the house survey as the autumn brought cooler temperatures. I understand that it became a ‘to do’ list of what was likely to leak or get damp over the winter.
With various DIY jobs in part complete, the moving of a log pile under cover singlehandedly was the final straw on our client’s back, and something gave. ‘Just work through it’ was the grimace, noting that Monday morning saw a significant impairment in mobility.
With pain killers administered by their GP, the ‘Weekend Warrior’ was no more, as they sought physiotherapy care for the strains they had placed on their body in the 48-hour battle with their new home.
Worth the aches and pain?
Sure, the house was dryer, but was it worth the aches and pain? No, in this case, and it highlighted to me the need for individuals to stay supple, fit and to undertake some appropriate exercises before undertaking such physical tasks, particularly if they are desk bound in their normal working week.
Holistic approach to movement
We believe that physiotherapy is about a holistic approach to movement and physical wellbeing. Exercise in general, along with specifically recommended exercises, play an important part in helping with the daily tasks that we ask of the body, its muscles and its tissues.
Warming up with appropriate exercises can help the body be ready for the tasks ahead. Also using appropriate lifting techniques when moving and carrying pieces of heavy equipment or furniture
We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs and in your personal circumstances through the autumn and winter months of 2020 and beyond. 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.