Steve Hankin, our new Regional Lead and Senior MSK Physiotherapist, answered some questions to provide insight into his work and his life outside of the clinic.
Why did you want to become a physiotherapist?
It was following on from my own personal experience: I ruptured my ACL quite young and went through the surgical/physio journey. Luckily I had a very good, firm but fair physio – and I knew then it was what I wanted to do. It combines all my passions of health, fitness, sport and so on into one job! Perfect!
What’s your favourite thing about working for Technique so far?
I love the fact that Technique is very data driven: they leave guess work out, which makes the journey so much more enjoyable, as patients know exactly where they are and need to be.
What simple things would you recommend people do at home to avoid injury in the colder months?
I think the key here is to not stop. In the colder months we automatically feel that hibernation drive. Keep moving! Even if you get involved with small online exercises, or mat based work at home. Just don’t stop exercising if you can. We also feel the need for comfort such as nice sweet hot beverages and chocolate. Try not to neglect the basics of drinking plenty of fluids (non-alcoholic ones), eating healthily as much as possible and also to ensure you get enough sleep.
How do you relax after a long day?
I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) it is definitely not most peoples idea of unwinding, but it most certainly keeps me sane.
Desert island must-have…
A fishing rod? Will give me something to do, and it’s functional! Of course I’d have to throw a good book and the wife in there I suppose!