It’s just a job

Sometimes I tell myself this. Sometimes I use this line to explain to lovely wife why I have to spend time in the mountains.

For the last 6 days I’ve been in the mountains everyday. Practicing skills and learning new things. There’s a phrase; “if you’re the strongest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”. I like this. And I’m often the strongest person – by that I mean working with clients who are paying for my services and expertise.

This week I had the privilege of working with mountain guides and other mountain instructors on an Advanced Short Roping course run by expert Mountaineer and Guide, Chris Ensoll. Working on steep ground, aware that even the slightest mistake could cost us our relative, biomechanical integrity it was a chance to learn some improved ways of doing things. Surgically looking after clients.

Chris’s knowledge of forces, applied to position really made sense and I learned more about my own safety on the mountains let alone my clients.

Really good to be working in this environment to remind me why I do what I do – even as a physio. I do it to stay healthy and fit and to help others stay healthy and fit so that we can enjoy our lives and live long and active lives.

These are my deep thoughts.

Here are some pictures

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