Dr. Anique Walters, PT
Concierge and lifestyle Physical Therapy
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Empowering YOU Through Movement

Concierge Physical Therapy blog to empower patients with health, wellness, prevention and rehabilitation education to improve their lifestyle and overall well-being. 

Change Takes Time

“Making changes to my everyday routine is hard and sometimes feels weird. Can’t I just do some exercises instead?” …My answer to this is…well, sure. But that depends on you, and what you want to get out of Physical Therapy and life for that matter.
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I get that life in 2017 is all about finding the quick fixes and the easiest solutions, but how often does “quick and easy” result in “incredible” or “successful”. Rarely right? So yah, sure. I can give you some exercises that will decrease your symptoms, if that is all that you want. But I hope you want more. You deserve more.
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If you want to actually change the CAUSE of your symptoms, you will have to change your habits. This is the only real way to actually change your tissues. This is not to say that exercises aren’t helpful, but it is to say that they are only a very small piece of this life flavored pie.
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So, Yes! Getting uncomfortable is OK! Doing things that are hard is OK! Doing things that feel weird is OK! In fact, that is the place where the magic happens. That is where the change begins. It is amazing what we can each do when we embrace the opportunity for adaptability rather than cowering from it.
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The beauty of the way I run my business is that I get invited into your world. To really see you. Allowing me to find your optimal space for change. For some it is physical, for some it is mental, and for most it is a combo. But it should always be catered to you as an individual. Following some generic plan online diminishes your own individuality. Do you only buy generic brand items or medications? Well then why buy into someone else’s generic brand movement plan? Embrace the fact that your body is one of a kind and start treating it that way.
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You literally only get one body. One self. I urge you to get the best out of it that you can. Trust in the fact that as humans we were built to survive. Built to live up to the challenge. So, hell yah I WILL invite you to do something hard. I WILL invite you to do something that feels weird. And I WILL invite you to live up to your potential. Do not quit on yourself just because it is uncomfortable.
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Be patient. Change takes time.