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Okay, so get to the point already... Why do I blog in the first place?!


Short answer: I like to write.  


Long answer:  I have been working for 5 years and I have questioned my career as a Physiotherapist many times…partly because its natural for me to want more but also because we need to look further than just the "Physical" part of Physiotherapy.  Don't get me wrong, my job can be pretty awesome,  but  I guess this blog just allows me to fill in my own gaps. 


Let me start off with an example.  


If someone has lower back pain, through differential diagnosis we aim to find the cause.  We then try to decrease the pain and eventually prescribe exercises to prevent the pain from coming back…. Easy right?  Well only sometimes.  What if the person is 50 pounds overweight? What if the person is clinically depressed?  What if this person despises their job and is going through a divorce? Do you think their back pain will get better?   Maybe for a few hours, or days or even months, but I can guarantee, in this situation the back pain will come back (haha no pun intended).  


As a physiotherapist this can be challenging.  I am trained to help you with the physical part, but what about the rest? I’m not a psychologist, I’m not a spiritual healer and I’m not a nutritionist.  I do my best to treat my clients with a full body approach and refer to different specialists when needed, but some days it feels like the more I practice, the less I know (in a way).   


As mentioned above, I created this blog because expressing myself through writing clears my mind.  Having a place to share my thoughts makes it that much better.   As I learn about taking the physiotherapy concept deeper,  I will post. Some blogs may seem random, but in my own squirrelly head, they all contribute to the same goal.  Please feel free to add your comments, I love discussion! Lets keep it straight up.  


Thanks for reading. ❤

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