Since I joined the work force, I realized how much I truly enjoy some of the more unique and puzzling cases. Finding the cause of a perplexing problem and thereafter adapting treatment and rehabilitation accordingly, brings me an incredible amount of joy. Naturally, there is no such thing as a normal physio case, as each problem has a different history and a huge variety of contributing factors.
I believe that knowledge is power. If a patient truly understands the root cause of their pain, then we, as physiotherapists, can further teach them how to manage the problem. At times, pain can take away a person’s sense of independence and cause them to feel powerless. This motivates a therapist’s main goal: to restore a patients belief that pain does not control them.
Marlene Koen : 064 541 7112