Jo, 35yo single mum
2 kids aged 6yo and 2yo
Works part time in an admin role for a building insurance company, some financial support from ex-husband. Limited social circle, family lives interstate as she moved with her husband to Perth while they were married 8 years ago for his work as a FIFO chemical engineer.
Experiences anxiety/depression since divorce, sleep difficulties and sleep apnoea. Managing an ongoing left knee injury from netball sustained 20 years ago, tends to flare when very active/stressed. Buys takeaway and Uber Eats on the days she doesn’t have her children every 2nd week.
Physiotherapist – Assesses left knee, notes weak gluteals and abdominals contributing to a mal-tracking patella (knee cap). Manually treats, prescribes exercises and a knee brace.
Dietitian – Notes Jo’s mixed eating habits depending on when her children are home. Discusses healthy and easy to prepare alternatives to reduce sugar/saturated fat intake.
Psychologist – Discusses Jo’s coping strategies since her divorce, commences Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and strategies to broaden her social circle locally.