Getting ready to head out and meet a good friend, you are chuckling to yourself. You have known each other for many years, and he has offered you lots of help and advice in the past, so much so you sometimes relied on him a little too much.
However, the tide has well and truly turned, hence your upbeat mood as you know you have helped him hugely. He’s a stubborn devil at times, and you regularly heard him complain about back pain and other ailments on a regular basis without him doing anything about it. Finally, he listened to you by going for physiotherapy, and what a difference it has made.
Little did he realise, but his aches and pains started out to be a micro tear in a back muscle which regressed without care and attention. His mobility was restricted, causing him to stop playing snooker, such was the pain. Fortunately, the excellent service offered by the physiotherapist that you pointed him in the direction of, soon found the problem and began a course of rehabilitation. The condition improved and now offers no issues.
It is thought that it could well have got worse by subconsciously protecting other parts that were suffering like his bad thigh caused falling off his scooter. Part of the therapy entailed using shockwave treatment, which only happens with a visit to a professional who has all the latest technology at their disposal. He took more notice of the expert than you when you offered weight loss workout plans for beginners at home. I mean, as if you would wind your mate up!
On a serious note, you knew that the physio care was helping the health of his heart from your own previous experience. Released lactic acids from treatment helped the supply of his blood around the injured area, while relaxed muscles allowed the heart to function properly once again.
Your friend is old school and refuses to talk if he feels down, as he simply advocates toughening up. His physio visit has changed his opinions as his sleeping pattern has massively improved, meaning he is now brighter and positive. He wants to do more things and has stopped taking a siesta before going out. His confidence has returned as he has a healthy mind to match his body. He even wants a night out watching some real athletes in action performing in the national sport.
Perhaps the biggest bonus, at least as far as you are concerned, is that now your wingman is pain free, he has stopped moaning. It’s just modern football commentators that he whines about now. Going to receive physiotherapy has prevented potential surgery, and a long spell out of action. He has stopped buying pain killers, which is another benefit to the body.
Yes, the visit that you initiated has paid massive dividends as you have a comrade back in good physical and mental health and ready to have fun again, even if he can’t beat you at snooker.