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Empowering Clients to take an Active Role in Their Own Recovery

At Summit, we believe that true health is not a destination but a lifelong journey, and our approach centres on educating clients about injury prevention and empowering them to become active participants in their own wellbeing.

In a world often fixated on quick fixes and immediate results, Summit Physiotherapy champions a different perspective—one that values the enduring significance of long-term wellness over fleeting solutions.

At Summit Physiotherapy, we want to shift this perspective, reminding our clients that their health is an investment in a lifetime of vitality, not just a quick fix for momentary relief.  Our central theme revolves around the recognition that health is a holistic journey, and it extends beyond the immediate alleviation of pain or discomfort. We emphasize that the real value lies in understanding the root causes of injuries, taking proactive measures to prevent them, and fostering habits that promote enduring physical wellbeing. 

Empowering Clients: Education as a Foundation

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Before we delve into the role of education, it’s essential to understand why preventing injury recurrence is so pivotal in the pursuit of lasting wellness. Injuries, if left unaddressed or improperly treated, can become recurring issues that plague individuals throughout their lives. The cycle of injury, treatment, and reinjury can lead to chronic pain, diminished quality of life, and increased healthcare costs. 

At Summit Physiotherapy, we believe that addressing the root causes of injuries and preventing their recurrence is the linchpin to break free from this cycle. Our approach goes beyond symptom relief; it’s about ensuring that our clients can enjoy a lifetime of pain-free living. 

Education is at the heart of our mission at Summit Physiotherapy. We don’t just aim to treat injuries; we aspire to empower our clients with the knowledge they need to prevent future problems. We recognize that informed clients are better equipped to make decisions that positively impact their health and wellbeing. 

Our physiotherapists take the time to educate clients about the specific factors contributing to their injuries. Whether it’s poor posture, muscle imbalances, or lifestyle choices, we help clients understand the root causes. All our clinicians at Summit have been involved in a verity of work/ personal experiences in sports which has exposed them to attain knowledge in injury risk and management injuries different sports that will assist to your specific needs to get you back to what you love to do.  Armed with this knowledge, clients gain insights into how their bodies function and how to mitigate the risks associated with their activities.  

Understanding Root Causes: The Key to Proactive Measures

Understanding the root causes of injuries is a pivotal step towards injury prevention. When clients grasp why injuries occur, they can take proactive measures to avoid similar issues in the future. This empowerment is transformative because it shifts the focus from passive treatment to active engagement in one’s health. 

For instance, if a client learns that their recurring lower back pain is due to poor sitting posture at work, they can take steps to improve ergonomics and practice regular stretching and strengthening exercises to prevent further problems. This proactive approach not only reduces the risk of reinjury but also fosters a sense of control and self-efficacy. 

Active Participation in Wellness

In the traditional healthcare model, patients often adopt a passive role, relying solely on healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat their ailments. However, at Summit Physiotherapy, we advocate for a paradigm shift. We view healthcare not as something that is done to clients but as a collaborative partnership where clients are active participants in their own wellbeing. 

This shift represents a fundamental change in how healthcare is delivered. Instead of simply receiving treatment, clients at Summit Physiotherapy are encouraged to actively engage in their healing process. This transformation is built on the principle that clients are not passive recipients of care but individuals who can actively contribute to their recovery and long-term wellness.

Education: The Catalyst for Empowerment

At Summit Physiotherapy, education plays a central role in empowering clients to take control of their health. We understand that knowledge is a powerful tool, and it is the cornerstone of active participation in wellness. Our qualified physiotherapists take the time to educate clients about their conditions, the underlying causes of their injuries, and the steps they can take to prevent future problems. 

By imparting this knowledge, we empower clients to make informed decisions about their health. They gain insights into their body’s mechanics, learn about the importance of proper posture, discover effective exercises, and understand the significance of lifestyle modifications. This education extends beyond the treatment sessions, equipping clients with the skills and understanding they need to manage their health independently. 

The Ripple Effect of Education

  1. Improved Physical Fitness: Clients who understand how to prevent injuries are more likely to engage in regular physical activity. They learn proper warm-up techniques, stretching exercises, and strength-building routines that enhance their physical fitness and reduce the risk of injuries during exercise.
  2. Enhanced Ergonomics: Education about posture and ergonomics in the workplace extends beyond injury prevention. Clients apply these principles to create ergonomic workspaces, reducing the risk of chronic pain and discomfort associated with long hours of sitting or repetitive tasks.
  3. Lifestyle Choices: Education about the impact of lifestyle choices on injury risk encourages clients to make healthier decisions. For instance, understanding the relationship between nutrition and inflammation can lead to dietary changes that support overall wellbeing.

Case Study: Corrie completed an ultra-marathon with no neck pain

Corrie, an avid runner, faced a cervical injury during her training for an ultra-marathon. Through injury prevention education, he gained insights into proper running techniques, life-style education and strength training exercises. Corrie not only management her symptoms during the gruelling training but also saw compete her first ultra-marathon pain free and has continued her fitness Journey. 

 

If you would like to learn more about how our physiotherapists in Chorley and Wrightington can support you, call us on 0800 731 2738 or book online here.

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Our network of clinics is based in Lancashire and is run by our team of dedicated practitioners.

The address details for each clinic are listed below for appointments, for general enquiries or anything you'd like to know prior to booking, please use the contact form or email us and we'll be in touch ASAP!

Alternatively, we can be reached on 0800 731 2738

SUMMIT WRIGHTINGTON
Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB

SUMMIT CHORLEY
David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB

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