I will, but I'm told that I'm not the norm. Most people don't like to watch movies over and over. You already know the story; what happens, who wins, and how it ends. The story is predictable and therefore boring.
Generally, in life, when you know the ending, you instantly become less interested. Hence, the rise of "reality television". If you know which team will win the Super Bowl, you won't watch it (unless you're the betting type) or the Rose Bowl or The Final Four. After a month of the same dinner, every night, your appetite will certainly wane. Predictability yields boredom in every aspect of life except one.
When you have an injury, you want to know the story; the ending. Your questions are "How long will this last? When will this pain go away? What if it comes back? When can I run again?" When you have an injury, mystery is the last thing you want in your life.
One of the most rewarding experiences we have at Sports Center is when our clients know their stories so well they can tell us what will happen next. They know what it means when their back feels tight or aching re-appears in their knee. They know what to do and how to do it to get back in control.
The antidote for the mystery of an injury is knowledge. Some clients learn from our free lectures, others from one of our Cd's or DVDs, special publications available only to clients, this weekly email and, of course, from training with us in our lab.
If your injury feels a little mysterious, it means you do not have enough information. You may need to make a list of your questions and take it with you to your provider. If your provider either does not or will not answer your questions, find someone else. Great clinicians are out there. Keep looking.
Remove the mystery from your injury and you will, oddly enough, be energized; not bored. Life should be mysterious and magical; not injuries.
Make today count.
Chief Physical Therapist
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