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 move how you used to, it’s time to embrace your present reality. With Bridgeham onboard, you can trust in a sense of security that a team of healthcare professionals will stand alongside you to help you make the right choices for your movement health. Your personal journey to the best version of yourself is the team's top priority.
Bridgeham Pilates practitioners want you to celebrate effortless, pain free, practical, everyday movement. 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 to reach your goal.
I am an 81 year old lady. 6 weeks ago I had knee replacement surgery for a very arthritic disfigured knee, subsequently my walking was ‘wonky’ which gave rise to quite a lot of back pain and I walked with the aid of a stick. I was advised to do 1:1 pilates as ‘prehab’ to strengthen my muscles in preparation for the surgery. I did 10 weekly sessions with Lois together with a programme of exercises for me to do on a daily basis. I went back to see the surgeon yesterday for my follow up. He was amazed at the progress I had made which had been greater than any other patient he had seen that day. On day 2 I had been discharged from hospital on crutches. At home I used a walking frame but by day 10, I was able to dispense with this and to walk unaided around the house. I used the crutches outside for a further week and then upgraded to a walking stick by the end of week 4 I was walking aid free. I had continued with a programme of exercises 3 times a day post surgery and have now returned to my1:1 pilates with Lois. I explained to the surgeon the preparation work I had done, He could see the benefits and acknowledged that I had a great team around me and encouraged me to continue. I know that without this pilates regime I would not be as fit and able as I am. There is more work to do and I know that I will go on improving, walking further and faster and tackling the garden with renewed energy. Thank you so much Lois for all your hard work and patience with me. It has certainly paid off.
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