#theyhavedifficultydualtasking #Parkinsons #therapist

 Wim Rozenberg fotografieSo, you have to get them to do exercises, where they have to perform two or more tasks simultaneously. This trains their brains, because this type of thing isn’t easy for these people, you know. It’s nothing to worry about, but you do have to know how to deal with them. You’ll also start to notice that they tend to respond more slowly to what you ask of them. So, you have to tell them twice. Which is good to be aware of. You have to challenge them by the way, because they need it. You’ll sometimes notice that they’re a bit…what’s that word again? Apathetic? Yeah. Apathetic. So, you have to motivate them. I get them to play a game during the training session, for example. They like that. I personally think that there’s a big difference between them. That, believe it or not, they’re actually all very different. I mean, they all have the same problem, but there really is a difference in ability. Yeah, it’s great that I get the opportunity to come and watch them. That way, I can observe the effects that the training sessions have on them. I reckon that some are more capable than others, that they could handle a little bit more. Maybe we should put them in another group? What do you think? Of course, it’s also good to mix things up a bit. That way they can help each other. Do you get them do cognitive exercises too? I get the feeling that they respond particularly well to those. You shouldn’t make it too difficult, obviously. You need to keep in mind that they’re not the same as us. Yeah, I really enjoy working with them, it gives me so much satisfaction. It’s completely different from a normal training session. With normal training, you can leave people to their own devices. Really let people go for it. Without having to worry that someone might fall or something. No, seriously, I’ve taken a personal interest in this. I’ve really read up on it. I find it fascinating, in fact. And I love doing this for them. Wouldn’t miss it for the world. Especially when you see just how much they enjoy it. Which is what it’s all about”.

 

What did you think when you read this? Honestly?

  1. This is a conversation between therapists who provide some sort of training to people with Parkinson’s.
  2. This is a conversation between scientists, about their test subjects.
  3. This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. That’s no way to talk about athletes.

 

2 thoughts on “#theyhavedifficultydualtasking #Parkinsons #therapist

  1. My first, second, and third thoughts are:
    1) WTF??? No, seriously…What the bloomin’ f***?
    2) Are they observing a group of animals, maybe puppies?
    3) Are they aware that the people they’re talking so disrespectfully about can hear them? And, more importantly, that they are wearing boxing gloves???

  2. I totally agree, this is BS. I very much doubt that these therapists have any real connection to their patients (for lack of a better word.) This is certainly not the mindset of the personal trainers, coaches and physical therapists that Jon and I have worked with, or met, in our extensive travels across the US. Very different in fact!
    The professionals we have met are ENGAGED in the lives of their FIGHTERS, are respectful of the real challenges that many of them are facing, and are focused on EMPOWERING them to be and do all that they can. The real professionals are INVESTED in the outcomes of their work, in a very HUMAN sense. Their patients…. clients….FIGHTERS….. respond to the challenge and confidence placed in them, and therein lies the real power of coaching with positivity. Strength on both sides of the equation; different strengths, when combined, are a powerful agent for growth. And the growth happens for both the fighter and the professional fitness trainer. Apparently these two in the conversation have stunted their own growth by their limited mindset. It’s sad for everyone in that scenario.

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