Hi, I’m Claire. I’m the newest addition to the Tailored Health team. You might have seen my face pop up on Facebook or even met me if you have come in to Tailored Health in the past few weeks. I want to share my story with you. The story of why am I here working as an Exercise Physiologist at Tailored Health. I want to share with you, my why!
Ben asked me during the week, ‘What is the one job you would want to do every day even if you didn’t get paid for doing it. The reason you get out of bed in the morning and basically your dream job.’ Initially my first though was, no money? What? Haha, just kidding. In all honesty, I felt I couldn’t answer that question right then and there. This was something I needed to spend some time reflecting on. So I answered with, ‘Good question, I’ll get back to you.’
Now that I have thought about it, I have worked out I am exactly where I want to be. Exercise Physiology became an interest of mine when, as a very sporty individual I managed to get injured all the time. It seemed to be one of my best talents. Never any broken bones, all little niggly things like sprained ankles, strained hamstrings, strained necks and then the big winner a sore back. I have had chronic lower back pain since the age of 18 which has motivated me to search for answers for the past 7 years.
Have I worked out the answer to chronic lower back pain? No.
Have I worked out how to manage my chronic lower back pain? I can now say, yes!
This brings me to my WHY. I want to share with others, everything I have learnt along my own journey with lower back pain. My dream job is to be an Exercise Physiologist who specialises in empowering individuals who experience chronic pain and to do everything in my power to help them take control and 100% manage their pain.
This is blog number 1 and my first step to sharing everything I have worked out so far on chronic pain. Stay tuned for my fortnightly updates of this ongoing journey.
If you have any questions I’d love to hear from you so feel free to get in touch.