Well, its not all bad but there are a few things to consider, so since I’ve got your attention, here it is!
Now and then I receive a message asking for a session of dry needling or the price thereof. For some reason, it happens far more with this invasive treatment method than any other, and it leaves me wondering where the relationship between informed consent and patient autonomy got lost.
I’m always exceptionally grateful and proud of the person when I am asked this. We are well past the point where medical professionals hold all the cards, and patients should have the opportunity to make a truly informed decision, especially on major procedures. It is after all one of your rights as a patient.
There has been an increased awareness around mental health of late, and that’s a solid step in the right direction, but I’m concerned that we talk about the concept rather than the individual exposure and resultant weight quietly being borne by ourselves, our friends and family members.
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I realise that I may be preaching to the converted, but I have often heard the Physiotherapy profession accused of being expensive and not offering much value. After qualifying and along the years since then, I have personally also wondered at times (especially when a patient and I aren’t getting the desired results), what is really happening to cause the symptom? Or what are we truly aiming for when trying to release muscle tension or improve strength. Why is the muscle tight or why did it become weak? Is the treatment approach correct? Is it aiding healing? Is there even tissue damage that needs to heal?
Pinched nerves often cause symptoms which very closely mimic that of “overuse injuries". But we still see unrelenting cases of “overuse” injuries which aren’t caused by pinched nerves, so what are we to do?
It may sound surprising that icing and resting an injury would typically not be in your best interest. But this type of advice belongs in the past and modern research has disclosed a much better approach.
Recurring pain is a source of much distress which only gets amplified when your best efforts do not seems to work permanently. The answer may lie deeper than you think.
‘Core stability’ is something that by now, we all believe we should have and most likely you still do not have enough of – neither do I.
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