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 can't put into words how happy I am with the acupuncture treatment I received from Rachel at Bridgeham Clinic. I've been under a specialist for around 5 years, I've had a number of cortisone injections to help with the pain. Thanks to Rachel I'm pain free after just 2 treatments. No more pain killers or waking during the early hours trying to find a comfortable sleeping position. Thanks to Rachel and all of the team at Bridgeham, I felt so welcome and comfortable despite Covid restrictions."
"I can’t recommend The Bridgeham Clinic enough. You are made to feel so welcome as soon as you walk through the door. After suffering from migraines and neck pain for many years. I have now been pain free since December thanks to Dan (osteopath) and Selena (acupuncture) for working their magic.”
"I really enjoyed my first Zoom Pilates session! I’ll definitely be continuing through lockdown! I didn’t think I’d like it, but it really is no different to being in the studio. Still got an opportunity to speak to the others in class and Gordon engaged with everyone as the class went on. Great experience and will certainly recommend!”
"Osteopath Michael was amazing today! He's the nicest guy & can highly recommend him! I was so nervous, and he was totally calm and relaxed and talked me through everything, he was so thorough & ended up re-aligning my whole body! Fantastic!"
"Went for my first appointment since lockdown and felt really safe with all Bridgeham’s brilliant precautionary measures"
"Went for the first time after a recommendation. The receptionist may be the loveliest person I've encountered this month! So welcoming and made me the best cup of tea ever. The facilities are nice and clean with ample parking. My appointment was with Clemence (osteo) and she managed to loosen up my lower back that has been tight and painful (at times seizing up). She was super knowledgeable and warm and friendly.”