Anna Jones’ heart-warming reflection on her role as a Neuro Physiotherapist
It’s a common question that I get asked so often……so what do you do for a job?
Generally, it’s something I answer very sweepingly “Oh, I’m a physio, I work with people with neurological problems like stroke and Parkinson’s”. Sometimes, like today, I pause and reflect for a moment on what of course I know but don’t always convey to people, especially in the context of meeting new people.
What my colleagues and I do is an amazing mix of physical rehabilitation and social and emotional support. We help people navigate a path that can be physically hard, emotionally draining, socially isolating and all in the same breath uplifting, inspiring and fun. We work towards giving people the tools to live a new life, a changing life, to improve their connections with others, to help them regain their role and participation in their family and social circles. We have to have hard conversations and carefully bridge the gap between hope and reality, but we also get to share in achieving someone’s new hopes and goals. In short, we make a difference, each and every day and it’s amazing.
So, thank you to all my wonderful colleagues who also do this every day and also thank you to our awesome client family at ARC who put in the hard yards and power on with their rehab journey.
ARC Manager and Neuro Physiotherapist