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I've failed at PT in the past..

Updated: May 31, 2023


This week's question

I have "failed" physical therapy before, why would working with Perfect Ten be different? My answer - There's a lot to unpack here, but I think a good place to start is to talk about the likelihood that physical therapy failed you, not the other way around. I think it's also important to define that not all physical therapy is the same.

When I hear this question, I often return with a question. If you took your car to a mechanic because it wasn't running right, and the mechanic returned it to you with the same problem you started with, would you say your car "failed the mechanic" and would you just keep your poorly running car and just assume it is doomed to make that strange noise, or only start up one out of every 5 times forever? Probably not, right?

More likely you would take it to another mechanic, ask around your friends or community who is the best mechanic for some difficult problems, or take it back to the mechanic and demand that they do more, considering you paid them in money and time for a problem that was not fixed.

So why do we treat our cars better than our bodies? Sure, in some ways cars are simpler, there are machines we can plug them into to tell us what's wrong, or take them apart and look inside a lot easier than we can with a human body. However, humans have a better capability. They have the ability to change habits and lifestyles that may be causing that "short" in the first place. They have the ability to retrain their brain and body in better movement patterns.

If you are sick and tired of your car not working properly, well I suggest you call a mechanic but if you are tired of your body not cooperating with the activities you want to do, send us an email at info@perfecttenpt.com and well see if we are the right fit to help you!

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