Today I am talking about a mindset myth that clients have during rehab
Regardless of how or when you do neurophysio rehabilitation, there comes a point in rehabilitation when each individual takes the reins
The question is: When are you going to take the reins?
For example; there are a lot of people out there right now who are in the spot of stuck and waiting, they are getting weaker by the day, their mobility is deteriorating, and they are in more pain.
We all know people who are more vulnerable who were not allowed to leave their homes for the past 10 weeks until now, and that sucks.
And so, for most people, they are waiting it out. It is getting harder to get out of the chair, walking becomes harder and some people even need more help getting dressed, picking things up off the floor and walking up and down the stairs.
Now if you were to peek into the minds of these clients as I have with 24 years of experience. You will notice that there is a story running: “I can’t do anything for myself, I am stuck, I have to wait to resume therapy”.
This is a sneaky one because everything is making you think that you need to wait. But really when we look under this, this is the mindset of handing your control over to circumstance.
But this isn’t the way it has to be, because what I know, once people take the reins; that is when their therapy really takes off and this has everything to do with them and not the therapist.
So, take one of my clients; she has been in lockdown for the past 12 weeks like everyone else and she made that shift. Somewhere along the way she decided she was going to do this no matter what. And during this time, we met on zoom every day for the past 11 weeks.
She is doing the exercises on her own, and most importantly she is realising that she can do the exercises and some new movements on her own without help.
When clients have the self-belief that they can do it by themselves, and they do what they can for themselves, their progress is exponential and their recovery is actually quicker
And here is the most mind-blowing thing of all, that is a decision you get to make for yourself at any time
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