Thanks to the foresight of my father, I have been able to take on a very different view to treatment of pain and sports injuries, which has allowed me to see success where others haven’t. It was not unusual for us to be referred complex cases, as we had an approach which incorporated many different techniques, and together with our unique way of thinking, we could treat cases often discarded by many fellow professionals as ‘un-fixable’.
My philosophy in Physiotherapy is to treat the whole body. Understanding that pain does not occur for no reason, the goal is to seek out the changes that have taken place in the body that have resulted in the body requiring the need to elicit pain signals. Pain is only the warning sign that something is wrong. It is my job to find what is wrong, correct it, and this will relieve the pain.
We are stuck in a world expecting the quick-fix, thanks mainly to the pharmaceutical industry and their symptom-based drugs, but we need to realise that the body does not get unwell quickly, so it will not get better quickly either. Treating the symptoms is not the answer, treating the cause is.
So my philosophy and goal is to remove all the obstacles getting in the way of the body repairing/healing itself, not to try and do what the body can do for itself.