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Here are the 5 top questions to ask at your first visit

Published: 15 October 2018 - Business Updates

Remember, you know yourself the best and we’re here to help. The best way to do this is to work in partnership with us, so you can feel better sooner and we can help ensure your injury or pain does not happen again.

What caused my symptoms?

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, dizziness, pins and needles, or a torn ligament, we need to know how this happened. What contributed to it? We’ll also ask what lifestyle factors could have also made an impact.

You physio at Back In Motion Name needs to know how it happened to help you heal and to ensure it doesn’t happen again, otherwise all they are doing is managing the pain for you, but the condition will recur…along with your frustration.

How long will this take to get better?

Human beings are conditioned to want to know how long something will take, and the estimated prognosis is a critical part of any physio treatment. We take this seriously at Back In Motion Name.

Depending on your injury, if it needs six weeks to heal, we’ll always recommend rest to help you recover, and gradually returning to work and sport. Sometimes injuries feel better sooner than anticipated – but that doesn’t mean you can go back to normal activity straight away.

If you do this, there’s a risk you may reinjure yourself – or make the initial injury worse – so be kind to your body and let yourself fully heal, otherwise be prepared for some painful setbacks.

What 3 things can I do every day to accelerate my healing?

Seeing a physio for treatment is important, but so is what else you do to help manage yourself. Your Back In Motion Name physio is likely to prescribe exercises to strengthen the affected muscle/ligament, offer postural advice and tips to help your accelerate healing and get back to normal life sooner.

What 3 things should I avoid?

Don’t risk it and take chances with your injury – always ask your physio at Back In Motion Name about what to avoid while you’re healing. Some common mistakes we see clients doing include heating an injury when you should ice it, stretching when you should rest, prolonged sitting when you should be moving and pushing your body too hard, too soon. Ask us exactly what to avoid when recovering, so you don’t take one step forward, but two steps back with your recovery.

What can I expect from you?

At Back In Motion Name, we like to partner with our clients and be their health coach. We want to work in partnership with you, so you can improve faster and get back to doing what you love. We can provide phone advice, speak to your employer and write to your GP to keep them in the loop about your progress and prognosis.