As healthcare continues to shift toward prevention, the physiotherapist’s role in health promotion and wellness continues to expand. Preventative physiotherapy is a smart choice.
Physiotherapists are well-trained to educate patients on chronic disease self-management and to empower patients through providing information and strategies to improve self-care.
We all know the saying – prevention is better than cure!
What is preventative physiotherapy?
A biomechanical screening is a useful assessment tool to see if you have any underlying muscle weaknesses or tightness that might predispose you to an injury. It is recommended that you have a screening done if you are thinking about starting a new type of exercise or if you are wanting to increase your current effort load. Your physio will also be able to advise you on the safest way to start a new exercise program or how to increase your mileage or pace correctly.
You can make the choice to work towards preventing declining health and improving muscle strength and bone density by working with your physio now – it’s like having a ‘check-up’ with your doctor or dentist.
Your health is an investment.
Just as you would invest time and money into maintaining your vehicle, treat your body with the same care. Consider your body a vehicle that is engineered for a long life of peak performance and needs regular maintenance schedules with your physio to avoid breakdown.
Optimal wellness is better than just being okay.
If living an optimised physical lifestyle is important to you, then consider the meaning of wellness as ‘performing at your best’ rather than just feeling okay or without pain. While most of us now enjoy a longer life, if you are committed to optimal wellness you have the opportunity to make it a better one.
Health is a journey, not a destination.
Good health relies on consistency. Don’t think of it as something on your ‘to do’ list that gets crossed off and concluded. This journey is a lifelong pursuit, but has massive daily benefits – starting today if you want it to.
A Physiotherapist is a perfect partner in your efforts to achieve life-long optimal health.
A ‘wellness’ approach characterised by achieving long term, sustainable outcomes for the individual so that they can enjoy a healthy, injury-free lifestyle without that lingering threat of injury re-occurrence.
The reminders in this article have been shared with you from the Bankstown Physiotherapy Sports Injury Centre in Australia. Good advice is globally relevant.
If this recommendation about preventative physiotherapy resonates with you, use our easy contact form to book a chat with your favourite physio at Lamberti Physiotherapy. We’ll call you back to set up a suitable time with you.