“Turn pain into a positive stimulus for change.”
You can get out of pain by stopping the exercise that’s causing it, but the other tissues around the damaged area (which may still be working fine) will start to lose cellular development. So, after diagnosis and treatment, we go one step further. We get you excited about developing yourself through this difficult time, and, while you are waiting for the damaged tissues to heal, we get you working on other parts of the body. For example, a fractured wrist should not stop you from training your lower body and trunk. And training the non-injured wrist will also have a positive affect on the injured side through adaptation of the nervous system.
We also understand the psychological effects of stopping, or reducing activity due to injury. So we use this time to retrain your brain to change behaviour and improve performance before you return to normal training. Part of the problem often lies with your feelings as much as your body, so it’s all about changing your default settings. You have the power to change your life, and it all starts with your mind.
“All fixed, set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability – the truth is outside of all fixed patterns. As you think, so shall you become.”
We compile a detailed injury and lifestyle profile, discuss your fitness goals and use different assessment tools to diagnose the problem before making a plan which works for you. Using strength and conditioning training, bio-mechanical assessment and management, plus slow- motion movement video analysis, taping, injury and performance screening, we get to work on the rehabilitation. You get specific recovery time frames so you know exactly when you can get back to what you love.
Then, once you’re back to fighting fitness, we show you how to improve the way you train.
When yoga teacher and physiotherapist, Kyla Flegg, dislocated her shoulder, she had to stop teaching. “Andrew gave me alternatives, rather than restrictions to my training and yoga. There’s no other physio I would trust with my injuries and no one who has better expertise in this field in Cornwall. Thank you, Andrew.”