It’s been 1 week since Winnipeg Physiotherapy clinics were able to re-open, but I’ve already learned some valuable lessons.
Read until the end to find out my 3 key takeaways from week 1.
Dish soap keeps eye shields from fogging up?!?
During the first couple days, my eye shield was fogged up 90.45% of the time.
I’m sure my clients enjoyed laughing at me while I could barely see through the thing.
But after a quick conversation with my father, & a google search, I found a solution that has kept the eye shield crystal clear.
You learn something new everyday!
Masks will humble you while doing exercise
I showed my clients a few exercises over this past week & found myself out of breath at times.
Between demonstrating the exercises & talking them through it, I noticed a harder time getting oxygen in.
I guess that’s how you know the masks actually work to keep Coronavirus away, right?!?
In all seriousness though, the healthcare professional in me wants to put out a little public service announcement.
Be careful out there if you plan on exercising with a mask on, especially if at higher intensities.
It would be advised to check in with your healthcare provider first to see if this is appropriate for you.
Stay safe out there fellow exercisers!
People need Physiotherapy just as much as ever
Saved the longest section for last.
If you made it this far congratulations!
Unfortunately, during out current predicament, pain & injury didn’t take a break.
Many people are already dealing with a great deal of uncertainty regarding home schooling their kids, what services are open, & how the future will look with everything that is going on.
They don’t need to be dealing with the uncertainty of where their pain is coming from on top of this!
This is why I am thrilled that I can help them figure out what is causing their pain & help come up with strategies to improve it.
During their time in clinic, I want to make sure my clients are having fun, while also leaving with the tools they need to feel better.
I want them to be able to take their mind off everything else that is going on, while learning how to improving their current condition.
Although they can’t see my smile underneath the mask, I want them to know that I am here for them,
to empower them, & help build confidence so they can be successful along their rehab journey.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post on my 3 valuable lessons learned.
If you are someone dealing with pain and/or injury, I want to help you get back to the things you enjoy most!
Stay Safe & Live Healthy Winnipeg,
Curtis – Physiotherapist