Many physio's treat a symptom eg pain, but is instant pain relief going to last long term?
In today's world everyone chases instant gratification. In the world of physiotherapy that is clients chasing instant pain releif. Pain is an experience, one that many do not enjoy and want a 'quick fix' to get rid of or ease your pain. Pain can mean many things to different people, but mostly it impacts on enjoyable activities and function.
Many treatments offered by physiotherapy and other health practitioners can have fast pain releiving effects. Many believe that if they are pain free they will be able to function optimally once again. Here is the trap! Fixing a symptom, is not fixing the problem. Pain may subside or be gone with a treatment (massage, acupunture, manipulation etc) but the underlying cause has not been addressed.
Many problems begin or persist due to poor movement patterns, control of movement, abnormal or compinsatory movements or a low tolernace to the stress placed on it. A therapist may deload a structure, massage a tight muscle or improve range of movement in a half hour session. But if you continue to move, load or compinsate in the 23 hours and 30 minutes your not with the therapist you have wasted your money.
Fighting Fit means to be at optimal health and fitness. As a physiotherapy clinic our main interest is prolonged and long term results. You might feel a 'quick fix' with some manual therapy but dont think your fixed and over it then. We want to get to the bottom of it for you. I personally want to see you get better, feel stronger and perform better then before you were injured.That is where we differ!
To do this we like our clients to commit to a change in behaviour, movement or lifestyle. At each session we want you to leave and for the remaining 23 hours make a change in your life for the better. A quick fix feels good, for a short time. To change a life is significant and rewarding for the patient and physio forever.