Australia is known for its coffee culture, and the citizens of its major cities debate the best place to get a cup, whether your preference is a latte or a long black.
So when Cherilyn found she was struggling with the movement in her shoulder, The Physio Co helped her to set a particularly relevant goal – to be able to enjoy a decent cup of coffee.
One of the key planks of The Physio Co’s method is to help people find goals that are personal to them – and start smashing them.
Sydneysider Cherilyn decided a very specific aim would be “to regain my movement and strength in my left shoulder, to be able to drink my beloved black coffee without any discomfort”.
It’s the perfect target for a client – something that will help all-round movement and mobility, while giving them something to aim for that makes life more enjoyable.
Cherilyn had been struggling with pain in both shoulders for some time. Together with her physio, Tony, she worked hard to first improve the right shoulder so she could reach the kitchen cupboards with less pain.
Having ticked off this target, the pair turned their attention to the left shoulder, which was bothering Cherilyn, especially when she was eating and drinking with the left hand.
Tony had a brainwave: use Cherilyn’s favourite hot drink – black coffee – as the motivation to help her to improve her left shoulder.
This was the inspiration she needed to get that shoulder back into good, working order.
Cherilyn said: “Tony has been very pleasant to work with and we have been very happy with the service that he has been providing. Tony has been able to give me the relief that I need to have better use of my arms and I’m extremely grateful for his help.”
Tony, in turn, is full of admiration for the way Cherilyn stuck to her target. He said: “I’m so proud of Cherilyn for persevering with her rehab and working so hard with me to improve her shoulders.
“She managed to stay so positive through the up and downs and I thank her for making my job so much easier and more enjoyable.”
Three cheers for Cherilyn – another senior smashing goals with The Physio Co. Now go and treat yourself to a perfectly made long black!