"Yay I have just walked down the stairs normally"
This was a message from one of my clients this morning about being able to walk down the stairs.
She has not been able to walk down the stairs in the morning due to her knees being a problem.
And it's been like this for around 12 months. I saw her on Tuesday and she's messaged today. Not bad for a couple of days. Now all she needs to do is continue with her homework until the next time I see her when we can reassess.
Sometimes it's not all about the big goals. Sometimes it's the little things that make a difference, that make it all worth it, the things that some of us take for granted.
Biomechanics is not just for athletes or sports people (as I had one message ask me). It's not about running marathons or competing in challenges. It's about being able to turn your head to look over your shoulder when driving. Its about being able to walk up and downstairs without having to walk sideways or come down on your bottom. It's about washing your hair without pain in your shoulder. It's about being able to play games with your children without being afraid that your back might 'go'.
Don't settle for something just because it's been that way for so long that you've got used to it. If you're in pain, if you're restricted in movement, if you're fearful about what your body might do when you least expect it to, then get a biomechanics assessment. It may just surprise you.