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Do you ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall?

I know I’ve felt this way sometimes

You know the feeling. You go in to your GP or health professional, talk about your main issue, and you don’t feel like they are listening. Even I’ve had this before, where a Specialist I saw called me a hypochondriac – let me just say I wasn’t impressed, especially when I saw another specialist who told me what was really behind my issue.

There are 4 things you need to ask every health professional you see, including your GP, even if you only have a limited amount of time with them.

1. What is wrong? What is my diagnosis?
2. Can you help me? Or do I need to be referred to someone who can
3. How long will it take me to get better? (Sometimes they may not know this but ) I mean days, weeks, months or years?
4. What can I do to help myself? Medication, exercises, lifestyle change, habit changes, see other health professionals etc

Feel free to write these things down and make sure you ask them next time you are at the GP. Even put them in a text message to yourself on your phone.

Now an update for you on what is going on here at Scarborough Physio. We now have massage therapy operating every day of the week, including after hours and Saturdays. If you can’t think of a good present for Dad this Father’s Day how about buying him a massage to stop him whinging and iron out all of those knots? Click here to contact reception to organise him a massage voucher.

We still have our Physio intern operating for another 3 weeks, we have a limited number of FREE appointments to see him, if you are interested please clickhere.

And we have some exciting news coming up about our Pilates service, but I’ll keep that one a secret for now.

If you are free this Sunday afternoon come down to Scarborough Sounds, which is music and food in Scarborough Beach Park from 5 until 8 – should be a great evening.

Until next time take care, Nick and Team at Scarborough Physio and Healt