Setting exercise goals is a continual process – as soon as you conquer one, it’s time to set your sights on the next target.
Fortunately, Paula is one of The Physio Co’s star clients, and keeping her eyes on the exercise prize comes as second nature to her.
In May 2020, Paula helped The Physio Co notch up a momentous milestone by smashing its 1000th exercise goal.
As the TPC champion record-setter, she is determined to keep setting more goals to keep herself safe, happy and mobile.
She’s been working hard with her physiotherapist, Sue, over the past two years, and the pair make a great team.
Rather than resting on her laurels, Paula has worked hard with Sue to keep her lower back pain under control so she can remain mobile around her apartment.
This also means she can continue to walk around the shops using her stick, and play bridge with her friends.
The next goal
At one of their regular sessions, Paula explained to Sue how she was struggling to lift her arm up high enough to clean the lint filter on her clothes dryer – so they made this the next goal.
That’s one of the key features of The Physio Co – clients are given practical goals that keep people mobile while maintaining their quality of life.
Paula found it hard to lift her shoulder up, plus she wanted to keep herself active to prevent the back pain returning, so Sue incorporated her arm exercises into a general exercise routine.
Through Paula’s GP, Sue also arranged an ultrasound of the shoulder, which revealed degenerative changes in the joint and torn rotator cuff muscle.
But this diagnosis couldn’t stop Paula from achieving her goal. By persevering with her exercise routine, she has been able to improve the range of motion and strength of her right shoulder – enough to reach up to the dryer and clean the filter.
Sue says: “This demonstrates a meaningful goal for Paula. It may seem small but has made a huge difference to her everyday life – and within herself. Paula strives to remain independent in every way possible.
“She continues to amaze me with her positive attitude towards life and her great sense of humour.”
Paula also feels the benefit, adding: “Physio gives me more incentive to do the exercises, makes me feel good and I wished Sue lived next door so I could see her more often to do more exercise.”
At The Physio Co, we were delighted when Paula took us past the 1000-goal mark, but we are equally delighted she’s continuing to smash those exercise and wellbeing targets.