I really like working with patients to meet their various health goals. I like our clients, too, and find many of them interested in the same things we providers are interested in: keeping their workforce safe, healthy and active. It’s great offering a wide variety of services and solutions. I like that I can come up with creative ways to get people back to work quickly.
I often focus on the role of optimism in health. I also focus on Greg Lehman’s “Overflowing Cup” analogy. This analogy is that we all have a metaphorical cup that gets filled and emptied. Injuries, stress, poor relationships, negative and unhelpful beliefs all “fill the cup”. Sleep, stress management, exercise, healthy diet and positive social influences all help to “empty the cup”. A good use of an injury is to take stock of what might be contributing to “filling our cup.” What can we control? Focusing on those elements of self care in times of injury or poor health is very empowering and can go a long way to having a successful health outcome.
Workplaces can really use me for any of our services. I like to give presentations, such as manual handling talks. I also offer creative solutions for recurring injuries. I’m currently undergoing training in mindfulness based stress reduction, which is an evidence based treatment for chronic conditions, such as low back pain. I’d love to discuss ways we can offer this service once my training is complete.
I stay healthy with regular exercise. At various times this has been marathon running, rock climbing, yoga, weight lifting, or another sporting activity. I also meditate and have creative outlets, such as writing. I prioritise my sleep. I also value my relationships, particularly with my wife and son, and enjoy supporting and learning from my family.