At Warman Physio our therapists focus on excellence. Providing excellent, comprehensive, up-to-date care, as well as a personable and compassionate care.
This is why going to courses, reading research, is so important… and being a little bit “nerdy” comes in handy 😉
This past weekend I took a course from Antony Lo, an outstanding therapist and physiotherapy educator from Australia, called The Female Athlete. This course was designed to challenge the status quo on current standard practice recommendations for women’s health related to Diastasis Recti, Prenatal, & Postpartum care.
During this course my belief system was challenged in some ways, and affirmed in others. My take-away from this course? First, we need more research in pretty much everything – we have far more questions than we do answers, and although we would like to have specific YES and NO answers for our clients’, everyone is individual with unique needs (not surprised here!) – basically, you are your own person, and the rules may not apply, and may need to be broken in your instance.
Another thing that we need to consider is pain. What is pain exactly?
“Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”.
What does this mean? Sensory and emotional experience – does anyone find they have more pain when they have more stress? How about if you have pain with something that doesn’t actually damage your tissue – like when your foot falls asleep and you get the painful pins and needles. We do not need tissue damage for pain, and no matter what is going on, your pain is exactly that, YOUR PAIN. Not the therapist, not your family, yours. No one can tell you that you don’t have pain, because it is your experience alone. Because of this reason, some pain can be resolved and changed very quickly, and some may take longer.
Last, our bodies are extremely strong, capable, adaptive, and resilient (SCAR)! We can change our perspective and make our weaknesses into strengths.
Do you think this is AMAZING? Have some questions? Want to tell me how it resonates with you? Send me a message!