Whilst the world has almost stopped due to Covid-19, there are no exceptions when it comes to pain and injuries. Dealing with pain and injury has almost become more important, as the one hour we can go outside is only made possible through exercising. This of course can be low level exercise such as walking but sitting in a park is now frowned upon.
Luckily, we are still managing to help people thanks to technology. Video calling applications have allowed our business to go completely online so we can continue to help people with their injuries and reduce their pain.
The great thing is, we’re getting the same fantastic results. We’re big believers in getting painful areas moving as quickly as possible followed by improving its overall strength. We don’t believe that manual therapy such as massage fixes injuries alone, so this hands-off approach has served us well. We have explored in further detail the subjective assessment which is the time taken to ask questions and try to figure out the who, what, why scenario of the injury. This information often gives us the biggest answers and therefore more time spent here can only be a good thing.
Furthermore, this hands-off approach reinforces the message that most of the work needs to be done by our clients. It’s their responsibility. We can guide and direct, but the results are often dictated by their compliance and dedication. This of course follows on from how well our message was received and that they fully understand what is required of them.
The virtual appointments also allow for accountability. Just yesterday we received a message from a client telling us they have completed their rehab 3 times in the last week and feeling less sore first thing in the morning. Brilliant news. Why now when previously rehab was such a low priority? They told us the virtual appointment provided the accountability and understanding that the responsibility was on them to complete.
If you have doubts as to whether virtual appointments work, then think again and reconsider. We’re getting the same brilliant results with our clients and it’s fantastic to see.