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  • Writer's pictureKate Walsh

How To Achieve The Perfect Balance

Perfect Balance

A significant part of my role as a physiotherapist specialising in Pelvic Health is helping people to achieve “a balance" - but what exactly does that mean?

The definition of “balance” varies according to its use as a noun or a verb.

As a noun, it can be describing an “even distribution” synonymous with “stability, equilibrium and steadiness”, all concepts which resonate with the goals of much of my clinical practice.

As a verb, it can be used to describe comparing, evaluating, assessing and appraising so that different aspects may be “balanced out”, a process that I regularly use to help achieve the optimum result for my patients.

We need to aim for balance in so many areas of our life to create a better sense of control.

You can achieve balance within areas of your life.

A better balance yields positive, visible results, such as:

· activity and rest

· work and leisure

· anxiety and calm

The more challenging areas to achieve balance are those which we feel we have less influence over and are less in control of, like bowel and bladder function and pelvic pain.

I find that introducing the smallest changes can often generate the most significant re-calibration of balance in a person’s life.

This could be:

· making dietary changes and improving their bowel function

· teaching techniques to re-train their bladder

· simple stretches (often avoided for fear of aggravating pain but in fact, has the reverse effect).

All these methods share a common goal: to helping people regain a balance in various aspects of their lives. This can inadvertently lead to a greater sense of control and a much more positive outlook.

The smallest disturbance in the equilibrium of any system, mental or physical, can initially go un-noticed thus allowing it to grow and generate into the most profound disruption, impacting on many levels.

My job is to identify these changes, help the patient recognise how they upset the balance and, most crucially, treat them before they grow into something bigger and less manageable.

If you feel that you need to re-address “the balance” concerning your pelvic health, please contact me: to arrange a free and confidential telephone consultation.

Or book in for a free consultation call here. Remember, always seek professional help.

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