The importance of goal setting for rehabilitation and how our team can help

As we ready ourselves to welcome in a new year, many of us are contemplating New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions are a form of goal setting. Unfortunately, a lot of these goals are forgotten by the time February or March comes around.

Our team take an active approach when it comes to goal setting and include it in all of our client work. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, we will work with you to go beyond the boundaries and reach your full potential.

Why is goal setting important?

Goals give you purpose and direction. Goal setting can help you determine your priorities and get organised.

There are numerous benefits to reap from setting goals. For example, it can:

  • Provide motivation to keep working towards your goal;
  • Give you a plan to achieve your goal;
  • Provide you with a specific target to achieve; and
  • Create a sense of personal satisfaction

You can read more about the benefits here.

We understand that setting goals in a rehab setting can be intimidating. But your goal can be as big or small as you want. Goals can be small things like walking a certain number of steps each day, learning how to say a particular word with confidence or making time to incorporate a certain exercise in every day.

Over time, you will begin to see that by making these small steps towards your goals, you will see large improvements in areas of your everyday life.

Every day, we work alongside our clients to achieve their goals and motivate them to be the best version of themselves.

How are goals set?

Like any task, goals take time to achieve. By setting targets, you can plot out the steps you need to take to see these goals achieved.

This process begins by deciding what your long-term goal is – the end goal you want to achieve. Then, you need to be plotting ways to ensure you are going to achieve this goal by determining your short-term goals. These are the steps that are going to help you reach your long-term goal. SMART goals are used to help guide goal setting.

SMART goals are:

  • Specific: State exactly what you want to achieve. Think about who, what, when, where and why.
  • Measurable: How will you know you have achieved your goal?
  • Actionable/Attainable: What steps will you take to achieve it?
  • Relevant: Why is the goal important? How does it relate to your life?
  • Time Bound: When will the goal be achieved? What is the timeframe for achieving the goal?

SMART goals set you up for success by making sure what you’re aiming to achieve is possible and within reach. By establishing SMART goals, you will have a greater sense of direction with your therapy and you will be on track to establishing your long-term goals.

Don’t forget – short term goals are just as important as long-term goals. Read this article on why it’s important to focus and appreciate your short term goals.

How can we help you with goal setting?

Our team recognises the importance of goal setting in our rehabilitation process and aim to incorporate this into every client’s treatment. We also set goals within our own team and daily operations to ensure we are consistently delivering for our clients and their loved ones.

As we work with a range of different clients, everyone’s needs are different. This means goals differ between each client. Together with our staff, doctors, and clients, we prepare a holistic and tailored approach to therapy that incorporates the short and long term goals you want to achieve.

This can vary from improving fine motor skills to nailing a sentence without stuttering.

Setting goals helps both our team, and our clients establish which direction they want to work in.

No matter what you’re looking to achieve, our team are here to help.

Goal setting is a vital aspect of the services we offer, so why not let us help?. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your goals.