You are in acute pain, simple tasks like turning over in bed leave you in agony.
This is the beginning of your movement rehabilitation.
At this stage it’s not about exercise; it’s about your fast track education into learning how to move without aggravating the problem and with a lot less pain.
You’re gaining confidence in how to help yourself through what you have learnt about why you were in pain.
Every day you’re putting into practice good movement patterns and those ‘take your breath away’ twinges are happening much less often.
You’ve got this!
You can see a way out.
You’re conscious of how to move without pain.
‘Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.’ - Jim Ryun
Now we have neutralised your pain and stabilised your injury, your body may lull you into a false sense of security and you may feel ready to take on the world! However, our journey is not yet complete!
We now need to create new habits for your movement patterns so that you can integrate them into everyday life and mobilise your body.
This is the time to discuss with your practitioner your ongoing treatment plan to prepare you for setting your goals.
Look at you now!
You can do what you used to do. Pain free, without even thinking about it.
You can get out of bed and look forward to your day!
Now you have your confidence and trust that your body won’t let you down, you’re looking at new things you might like to do.
Maybe that ‘couch to 5K’ challenge?
Or accept an invitation to join friends on a walking holiday because you don’t feel like ‘the weakest link’?
Anyone for Kilimanjaro?
Whether it was from a sudden trauma or a gradual build up of realisation that you can’t now do what you used to do, it’s time to embrace reality. With Bridgeham onboard, you can trust in a sense of security that a healthcare professional will stand alongside you to help you make the right choices. Your personal journey back to the best you can be is their top priority.
Bridgeham Pilates practitioners celebrate effortless, pain free, practical, everyday movement. That is their goal. If you can’t blow dry your hair, empty a dishwasher or even get dressed without pain, they want to help you. Specialists in movement patterns, the Pilates team will spot what’s going wrong and help you to adjust the way you do the things you do.
I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for helping me with my back problem today. I am so grateful to you - it certainly feels a lot easier than it did when I came in this morning! I really don’t want to think about the next few months when I will not be at your Pilates classes! What is so great for me, is that you have not only helped me regain my strength, but amazingly I improved my mental health beyond recognition - I will be forever grateful to you, and hope to have a long long time of participating in your classes and your lives! Thank you again for being so super!!!
I came to Bridgeham as I had some health & wellbeing cover through work which included massage and various treatments. All has been great! I had a consultation, osteopathic review and a relaxing body massage. Due to having recently had breast cancer and having lymph nodes removed through operation, this was very helpful with regards to lymphatic drainage and I was reassured throughout. All practitioners listened and all treatments have been beneficial. Thank you.
Well I must say I’m impressed. Got home after seeing you and a situation that would normally have stressed me out seemed to have no effect at all! I keep waiting for the old anxiety to kick back in, thinking it can’t have been that simple, but clearly it was. Think I’ll be contacting you soon for some help with weight loss.
“A visit to Bridgeham Clinic can be a life enhancing experience, made enjoyable by the friendly atmosphere and the genuine desire of everyone to help get you better. The rest is down to you!”
I was in so much pain, Pauline on Reception was absolutely lovely, made me coffee, felt at home and at ease straight away. Treatment was fantastic, felt quite emotional with the help I received. Diagnosed and treated straight away. So happy!
I have spent a lot of money and time with a multitude of different clinics over the years and not one of them has come close to having the level of knowledge that the Bridgeham Clinic has.