As physiotherapists, as with many other professions, we must continue to educate ourselves regarding new treatment techniques and new research that may improve our patient outcomes.
I felt that while my understanding/assessment of movement with regards to different exercises in the gym was solid, outside of this it could be improved.
The day reinforced what we always know – the pain is not always the problem. We were encouraged to look at this from a pain/restriction/motor control perspective. Which of these three things was the problem?
It also encouraged us to utilise active exercise/functional tasks to achieve patient goals. There is a time and place for hands on therapy, but also a time and place for active rehabilitation.
Overall the course provided much to think about and new perspectives to attack problems, which is always a good thing.
Chris Mooney, Physiotherapist