Weekly Win - 11
Wow! It's has been a beautiful week here in Vancouver. The sun has been out nearly every day, and if you are standing in the sun, it is quite warm. The air still has a bit of a chill to it, but once we get into April, that will disappear quickly.
I’m still laid up with an ankle injury, so I had to dig down deep to pull out the weekly wins for this week. Here we go:
At my initial physiotherapist appointment this week, Brandon at Cypress Physiotherapy (one of the best physiotherapists I’ve been to) went over the details of my ankle damage with me. It was a challenge to assess due to the amount of swelling lingering in the ankle and foot but we have a pretty good idea what's going on in there. We agreed the best course of action for this week was to do daily ultrasound treatments, and by Friday, most of the swelling had disappeared. Now, I don’t want to start a discussion about the validity of ultrasound and whether it does anything or if it is pseudoscience. When it comes to dealing with pain and swelling, I’m open to anything if it means I don’t have to take a bunch of pills. A placebo can still have a positive effect on the mental aspect of someone dealing with an injury. Anyway, the swelling is mostly gone, and after nearly two weeks, I can stand on my foot and hobble around with one crutch. Perhaps I’ll even get back to work next week.
I had a chat with my daughter’s climbing coach about speaking to the team about the importance of stretching and self-care post training. I’m researching the details and I hope to present to them in the next couple of weeks. I’m also hoping to offer some treatments to them during training to help with some of their nagging injuries.
I’m going to leave it there for this week. If you want your weekly wins added to next week, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my Facebook page Kandice Leaf, Writer and leave a note.
“Injury is not just a process of recovery; it’s a process of discovery!”
Conor McGregor, UFC Lightweight Champion, and former Featherweight Champion
Have an amazing week! Enjoy the sunshine.