My TPM Active Journey: Why I Value Movement Part 2
Following my first visit to the Body Logic clinic in Battersea with Jack who conducted my screen, sent through my report, goals and my suggested exercise retraining programme, I scanned through the documents remembering and repeating in my head what he had said as a mantra, “do not worry about the masses of red dots, things will change now!”. I looked through the exercises that they had given me and decided have a go at home that evening. I was not as successful as I would have hoped.
The First Retraining Session
Pete Tang of the Physio Clinic in Bristol kindly agreed to take over my retraining programme and I made my way to the clinic armed with my prescribed exercises. I was welcomed in by the team and we began looking through my exercises. I didn’t comprehend how much brain power it would take to complete all of them, my body was not moving the way I wanted it too and it was a little frustrating to say the least. I spent an hour with Pete and Matt and they went through in detail all 6 exercises. Some of the exercises were slightly harder than others and they could tell I was struggling, so some small changes were made to adjust more personally to me, and complete guidance was given through each step.
I left feeling a little exhausted but excited to start my exercises. I’d spent so long going back and forth from multiple professionals and being told various reasons for my pain, that I was just ready to start working towards having better movement. Over the next week, I spent 20 minutes five days a week practising my exercises. Initially without the guidance of Pete Tang I felt a little apprehensive that I was doing them in the wrong way, but after a little while they began to make more sense. I pencilled in the next appointment for my second screening for two weeks’ time which left me with complete curiosity to see how the ‘masses of red dots’ looked now.
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