We often see them way too late. We start out trying to “play catch-up” to a limitation. This is the nature of rehab to one degree or another.
In my clinic I am often months late… sometimes years late to being allowed to address an issue. 6 years of pain and medication and just now making it to the clinic, for example, or 4 months after a shoulder-strain injury at work. You name it, and I’ll basically state the same thing to myself: “Sure would have liked to address this earlier on in the process.”
We all value early access to help people, across all settings in physiotherapy. Similar to a stain on the rug, dirt on your car, or a chair left out in the rain… addressing problems early lessens the impact of an issue. Continue reading