What we know is that an injury and the pain experience that goes along with is incredibly complex and often multifactorial. How you experience pain and injury is specific to you – your body, your past experience, your expectations, your genetics, your mood, your diet, your sleeping patterns and probably a half dozen other little factors specific to you.
Now some people and some injuries do just get better and better until the injury resolves and that’s great.
But what if that’s not the case? One of the most important aspects of being a physiotherapist is being there when things don’t go in a perfect straight line. Sometimes the reason you’ve had a setback is quite obvious, other times it is a little more subtle. I find myself having this conversation regularly in clinic with people who are recovering from an injury who have had a little set back. Sometimes the biggest thing we need from our health professionals is reassurance. When set backs happen, some of the key points I routinely tell my patients are:
As a physiotherapist who’s had my fair share of injuries I know how frustrating and disheartening a set back can be in the rehab process. Find a health provider that listens to you and your story and works with you to achieve your goals.
If you're currently going through a complex rehab from injury or surgery please don't hesitate to reach out! Our Tarragindi Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology team would love to work with you to get you back to where you want to be.
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