This blog, The Physical Therapy Blog, is something I have wanted to do for a really long time and I think the right moment has arrived.
As you all know, nothing is absolute truth and in many cases I will write my point of view which doesn´t mean that it is the right and only view.
The main goal of this blog is to let people know how their body works and what their injuries are about, to enable them to help themselves by understanding what is wrong and what they should do to recover from their injuries.
With this blog I intend to help people from getting injured or to recover sooner from their injuries, as they are going to know what they have and what they can do before visiting the specialist if required.
This blog is to make you think, not only to tell you what to do.
I think that research is really important for any professional to be able to provide people with effective treatment, but at the same time experience is, at least, as important as research. So, this blog will talk about what research recommends, mixed with what professionals actually do.
Not everything is going to be about muscles, injuries, treatments…; the blog will have some athletes´ stories and interesting articles from colleagues about different matters related to sports and health, among others.
Why is the motto of the blog “know your body, know your injury”?
Well, the reason is because I have met many people, athletes among them, who did not have much idea about muscles, joints and so on, which makes me think how difficult is to help yourself if you do not know what is going on with your body, the strange name of the injury and the body structure affected being the only things you know.
I am sure that you are going to understand your injury much better if you know which the tissue is damaged and how that tissue works.
I can tell you right now that I have loads to learn and I am sure you can teach me a lot, so please leave comments to complete the information I provide or to ask whatever you like, I will do my best to help.
I won´t change my way of thinking because it would be the end of my learning. Haven´t you heard this quote from Mr Socrates before? “I know one thing: that I know nothing ”, well I am pretty sure that I know nothing. I hope you all enjoy the blog as much as I do writing it.
Also, I would like to thank my friend and best landlady in the world, Fiona Smith, because without her help this blog wouldn´t have come true.