While working as a technician at Achieve TMS, I have witnessed many transformations that patients have had while undergoing TMS. I have noticed that patients begin to improve once they begin to create some sense of stability and structure in their lives. This stability can be something as simple as having better sleep or eating more healthfully, but often when patients tell me that they have incorporated physical activity into their lifestyle it signals that they are on the path to improving.
As a TMS Technician I always try to gently encourage my patients to integrate some form of exercise into their lives while undergoing TMS treatments. I remember one patient in particular who told me that she began to take a Senior Dance Class at her local gym and that she even convinced her husband to join her! The excitement I heard in her voice was obvious and I could tell that she was looking forward to going to class. Every day that I saw her during treatment she would share with me a funny story about what happened during dance class and how much she enjoyed being with her husband and dancing. Day after day she would go to TMS and then later would go to her dance class – having this structured routine helped her to find a sense of joy and stability that she had not had in a long time.
Whether a patient begins to walk their dog every day or join the Crossfit class they’ve been thinking about, it brings them one step towards their goal of improving their lives. As a TMS Technician who sees them every day, I try to be their own personal cheerleader to help them along the way.