Considering that you will be working closely with your physiotherapist over a period of time, it is worth reflecting on this important relationship.
At this point I should also mention that this process applies to people with acute injuries as well, especially if they are frequent, such as in a sporting environment.
It should also be mentioned that it is impossible to separate the physical, emotional, mental and sometimes, spiritual aspects when it comes to the ‘cause and effect’ of injuries/dysfunction. Consider these the four pillars of treatment.
With chronic pain, it often becomes necessary to take the confusion out of the situation and the sense of the ‘unknown’. It also requires a certain depth to the treatment and care given. This can be hard if someone relies on the internet, books or too many different opinions.It helps if you can find the assistance of a skillful practitioner and one who understands the four pillars.
In my next blog, I’ll talk a bit more about the process of finding the right physiotherapist for you.
Yours in Health,