Fact: Netball used to be my thing
Fact: I stopped because of persistent back pain and fear of re-injury 5 years ago
Fact: I played a game of netball tonight
Fiction: I have a dodgy back and the jarring movements in netball will cause damaging back pain
Graded exposure went out the window tonight playing a full game after many years... just shows how far I’ve come with my “back injury”. I literally had zero fear of injuring my back tonight. In the past a netball game would be associated with anxiety in the days leading up, 30 mins of warmups and anti-inflammatories before the game because it was definitely going to become inflamed, and post game icing to reduce the pain. Woooaaahh, I have come a long way.
Persistant pain isn’t forever and there is a way to get back to the things you love. Change your thinking and get back moving!