Why do we review?

The importance of reviewing your progress every 6-12 weeks

In line with our value to continue to #makeitbetter and to ensure we continue to give you the most Tailored experience possible, we’ve made the change to adapt our session packs to include regular reviews.

Why the change?

We’re glad you asked!

There are a lot of reasons why we are threading reviews throughout our care plans on a regular basis (and changing the session pack lengths to suit).

For all the same reasons we give a simple 1 page game plan report after each initial, and for the same reason we make sure we have free coffee in the waiting room for everyone – Overall, it’s to ensure we deliver the best service possible in the most Tailored way to everyone who comes to our clinic.

First, let’s get a bit of background

What a review actually looks like

A review is our time to sit down and evaluate where we are heading, and to measure what we’ve done so far. We usually do this using the following process:

  1. A sit down reflection of how everything has been going since our last review
  2. A check in with your goals to make sure they are still relevant
  3. Discussing any hurdles you’re currently facing
  4. Re-measuring you to track progress (including pain, function, strength and fitness)
  5. Setting the compass to what we need to tackle next on your journey

The science of it all

It’s no secret that regularly reviewing progress is a key factor for adherence to an exercise program and for ensuring you get results in the most timely manner possible. (1,2,3)

Regular reviews give us a chance to help ensure what we are doing is still in line with what you want to achieve and can be used as an excellent motivator when you see how much progression you’ve been making! 💪

Sitting down for a review can help realign the direction were heading, what we want to achieve next, and to help modify your program to suit.

We also know that:

  • It takes about 66 days to form a new habit (4)
    • Support and aligning during this time is SUPER important to make sure a new habit sticks (and is still relevant once it has stuck)
  • It takes about 4-6 weeks to build strength, and then 6-12 weeks to continue that growth
    • So if we’re not seeing a change in this time through measuring during our review sessions, we can focus on how we can adapt to make sure that next time we do see one. We won’t know if we don’t measure!
  • Variety is important (5)
    • Making time to change when exercise starts getting a bit boring is important to keeping you interested and the habit still going. It also is important to make sure we’re giving you adequate stimulus for a physiological change. If it’s getting boring, we need to know!

So overall, re-evaluating every 6-12 weeks is important to track they physiological changes we’re trying to achieve, to both allow for adherence and to measure if what we’re doing has the desired result.

Most Importantly, You’re The Captain of the Ship

Overall, the reason we review as often as we do is to ensure that you are still in control of your health and wellbeing. 

We’re not here to yell at you for all the naughty things you did this week.

We’re not here to tell you all the generic answers and give out bland white coat advice.

We’re here to help steer your ship in the right direction using the most Tailored advice we can.

And to help us do that, we need to hear from the ship’s captain. You

Taking time every 6-12 weeks to realign to make sure that we know where you’re heading, and to make sure what we’re giving you is actually useful is of utmost importance to us. 

To help you get to where you’re going, we need to touch base with you regularly, to help set your expectations of us, and for us to help you with the knowledge you need to get where you’re going. 

So there you have it! Our science backed reason for making sure we review with you more routinely to get you the best outcomes we can deliver.

If you have any questions about the changes, please contact one of our friendly team members

References:

  1. Lin I, Wiles L, Waller R, Goucke R, Nagree Y, Gibberd M, Straker L, Maher CG, O’Sullivan PP. What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: systematic review. British journal of sports medicine. 2020 Jan 1;54(2):79-86.
  2. Tian Y, Deng P, Li B, Wang J, Li J, Huang Y, Zheng Y. Treatment models of cardiac rehabilitation in patients with coronary heart disease and related factors affecting patient compliance. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2019 Mar 30;20(1):27-33.
  3. Eynon M, Foad J, Downey J, Bowmer Y, Mills H. Assessing the psychosocial factors associated with adherence to exercise referral schemes: A systematic review. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2019 May;29(5):638-50.
  4. Clear J. How long does it actually take to form a new habit?(Backed by science). The Huffington Post. 2014 Apr;10.
  5. Sylvester BD, Standage M, McEwan D, Wolf SA, Lubans DR, Eather N, Kaulius M, Ruissen GR, Crocker PR, Zumbo BD, Beauchamp MR. Variety support and exercise adherence behavior: experimental and mediating effects. Journal of behavioral medicine. 2016 Apr;39:214-24.

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