I want to talk to you today about who is in the driving seat of your rehab.
So I start off by asking you the question: "Are you the captain of your rehab?"
I had a call with a client's partner last week and I went through a rollercoaster of emotions during this call. from excitement to elation when I heard all the amazing progress that he has currently made. It was really interesting to witness the other emotions I felt when I heard about some of the things that therapists and consultants have said to him in the past.
- What do you hope to achieve if we continue?
- Why are you continuing?
- You are not going to achieve much more.
- Why don't you rather use that money and go on a nice holiday?
I find it fascinating that some clinicians' mindset is that rehab only happens in the first 2 years and after that time, you have to accept that change is not possible. But I know that this is not true. I have witnessed so many miracles in my time as a physio starting really early on in my career in the spinal unit. This was the start of me believing that in the power of the mind and belief. You always have to root for yourself and stand up for your personal goals even if you are told: "it's not worth it." or "You are wasting your time".
None of us has a crystal ball and no one can predict how your body will continue to progress and change if you continue to work at it! The mindset of having the right therapist to help keep you motivated and help you work towards that next goal is important. It's also important to remember that you are always in control of your mind, your thoughts, your choices, your beliefs of what is possible and your goals, your hopes and your dreams. But sometimes we all need help to keep the motivation and drive going to help us stay focussed and on point.
Never let anyone take you off track of where you want to get to! Choose who you listen to and what you listen to!
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