This weekend has proved to be incredibly productive after I completed a 2 day refresher course, following on from a 3 month mentorship programme with the Prosport Physio team in Huddersfield.
The ProSport Academy is run primarily by Dave O’Sullivan – the current head physiotherapist for the England Rugby League team. Dave’s teachings form the fundamental principles for the way any patient will be treated when they come to see me at Agility Physiotherapy. This is the exact same system produces the kind of results expected at elite level sport.
I had the privilege of meeting some of the other therapists that have completed the mentorship course and we were all able to bounce ideas off each other, share our experiences, as well as having the opportunity to hone our skills under the guidance of some of the best therapists in the business.
The systematic approach that we adopt moves away from traditional methods of physiotherapy and allows us to differentiate ourselves from other physios in the area. Pain is a very real thing for many patients and it is very easy for us to focus directly on an affected area and resolve symptoms. Discovering the underlying reasons behind why the pain or injury is being caused and addressing these issues is essential, if prevention of injury reccurance and repeated visits to clinic are to be avoided. If these standard methods of treatment have not produced the kind of results you have expected in the past then why not let a fresh set of eyes address your problem.
I’m very much looking forward to the next event that the ProSport Academy hold – i’ll be sure to be there for it, as the learning process never stops.