During your first visit to Astral Fitness, you will be asked to take a seat to have an honest conversation about why you have booked in. We like to hear it in your words about what is bothering you. Then delve a bit deeper into your lifestyle. This helps us ascertain why you started hurting in the first place, if it is not obvious, and how to prevent it happening again in the future.
The first thirty minutes of your appointment is a bit like a lawyer’s discovery. The collection of evidence, and we really can’t do our jobs without it. We don’t expect you to talk about anything that makes you uncomfortable, including your job as we’ve found with some clients. But we do need to know if you are sitting at a desk all day, or driving, or climbing about. As that gives us vital clues to understand what muscles are doing what and why certain ones are then hurting.
We will also ask you about what activities and hobbies you enjoy. This is because playing board games every evening will impact your body differently than if you attend a martial arts class 4 times a week.
We do need to know in-depth about your medical history and medications. There are some that are contraindicated with sports massage, meaning you might have to leave without treatment. These questions are asked at the time of booking using the online system, book now. So if something alerts us, we will contact you, so you don’t waste your time.
Having a postural assessment, as well as biomechanical checks, will help us understand even more about what is going on with you…. But what is a postural assessment? And what is a biomechanical check? Come back next week to find out.
During Your Visit to Astral Fitness
Thank you for taking time to read this week’s blog – During Your Visit to Astral Fitness. I hope that you found some of this information helpful on your health and fitness journey. If you would like further advice, or are struggling with a pain and you don’t quite know what to do, come and see me. You can use my Booking Link or check out my website for a little further information at www.astralfitness.co.uk
See you soon!
Chloe & Jen