Over the last 8 years of being an Athletic Therapist, I think I’ve been called almost every title in the book:
And the list goes on…
At the beginning of my career this didn’t bother me too much. I just let it roll off my back..Often times it was dependent on the environment I was in. I would think to myself: “Is it worth correcting them?”
Nowadays I make sure I own my title as an Athletic Therapist. That’s who I am, and it’s a profession I am VERY proud of!
Speak up and stick to your guns! Whatever profession you are in, I think it’s important to own who you are and what you do!!
When I assess an injury, one of the questions I like to ask is “What activities or sports would you LIKE to do if you didn’t have this injury?”
And that’s what I help them try to achieve
For instance if the goal is a push up and the client isn’t confident or is unable to put weight into their shoulder, I like to start with this sequence: weight shifts, move into shoulder taps and progress from there.
Disclaimer: If you have a shoulder injury, please get medically cleared prior to trying this sequence
What are your activity goals and what could be getting in your way?
Book an appointment to get to the bottom of your injury/pain and lets get you back doing what you love!