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Metaphorically I am now 'tentatively putting my toe into the water'

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tensegrity, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Active Member

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    What I am now doing is something I have always avoided because of my concerns about the internet, particularly regarding personal security.
    Have I been over cautious? Time will tell.
    I firmly believe podiatry has a huge potential for growth.
    As far as I am concerned our body's are out of balance if our feet are unstable. In that instability lots of abnormal changes can arise. As clinicians we have the opportunity to help redress that balance and so create opportunity for a better quality of life.
    Individual motivation appears to be the key,especially when it comes to achieving compliance from those whom we treat. The ability to assess an individual's character is crucial in formulating a treatment program however it is still so frustrating when there is a glaring need however the individual can not or will not acknowledge it.
    I am looking for ways I can modify my approach in order to minimize those occasions. Any suggestions?
    I find as a very broad generalization that men are the worst, particularly professionals in their late 40's to early 60's. It would appear that if it has not been thought of by those individuals then it has no apparent worth.
    Has anyone any comments to make?
  2. cornmerchant

    cornmerchant Well-Known Member

    If I understood your post I would be happy to reply!
  3. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Active Member

    Thank you for responding!
    I would like know what your thoughts are.
  4. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    :welcome: I must admit I am a bit :confused: with your posting?
    i have read it quickly a couple of times but I am not sure:eek: where you are at.
    Perhaps you could re read your message, sorry and redefine the question?
    But it may just be me after a long day.:wacko:
    Good to have you onboard and hope we can help you out.

  5. Elizabeth Walsh

    Elizabeth Walsh Active Member

  6. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Active Member

    I had a look at the thread. If i understood it correctly, the point being made is to be honest and open so that the individual can make an informed decision, which is what should happen however what about those occasions when there is a glaring need for treatment yet the individual does not want or cannot be bothered to do anything about it.
    I am searching for ways of modifying my approach so that latter does not happen and there is that desire to 'get to it' and sort it out.
    The issue in part is that some people would rather say 'no' rather than be perceived to fail.
    Another problem is when the presenting pain has been cleared and then it is thought the problem is fixed which it frequently has not been. Normally there has been a degree of stability attained but not balance.
    I consider lateral thinking is a useful tool so any thoughts you have just fire away.
  7. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Active Member

    This was my first posting and as such I mentioned 'motivation' because it is an area in which I want to continue refining my skills and I was naturally curious to see what kind of responses I would get.
    I am looking for ways to stimulate an individuals belief in themselves so that the challenge of working with their 'own way of moving' is seen as possible rather than a daunting or impossible task. Also to allay the fears of those individuals who would rather be negative than try and then possible not achieve the goal that has been set.
    I hope what I have written clarifies what I was trying to get at in my posting.
    I am interested to know what your thoughts are.
  8. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Thanks, we often have discussions amongst our team, about such clients.:confused:
    The old you can lead a horse to water but you can not make it drink comes to mind.
    We have thought that a 4 year study in pyscyhology may help;)
    When you start looking at personality traits, how people learn, there past experiences it is a NIGHTMARE:bash:

    At times acceptance that it is ultimately the clients choice to treat or not to treat is there option. As long as I give them the education then they are making an informed decision, and I can not make that for them?

    Not sure if this is on right lines.

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