By Adelaide Women's Physio | May 24, 2017
Some people think that their condition isn’t bad enough to warrant physiotherapy treatment or just feel they do not need an occasional check-up.
We all know that regular servicing of our cars helps to ensure trouble free motoring and can save us a lot of money in repair bills. We should have the same attitude to our bodies but few people do. The difference between our cars and our bodies is that our cars cannot repair themselves. Strain your back or your neck or any of your other joints and again the body takes action to sort out the problem as best it can.
Because of this many people, after injuring themselves, don’t bother to seek help but wait to see if the pain will go away on its own. And quite often it does. But this does not mean that the problem has been resolved, only that it has now been masked.
Then when their back or neck suddenly gets acutely painful they will say to their physio, “How could this happen, I didn’t do anything?” This is exactly right. They didn’t do anything when they had minor hurts but now, after several minor hurts that the body is coping with, it can’t cope any more.
Regular physio check-ups through the year will not guarantee that you won’t hurt yourself if something fairly traumatic occurs. However, physio will ensure that you won’t get acute consequences to minor events. And if you have regular check-ups and then have a major trauma it will be much easier.
Also, quite often when you pick up your car after a service you notice immediately how much better it is running. Because the deterioration has been slow we just don’t notice it until its serviced. Well it’s the same with our bodies. Patients often comment on how much better they are moving after a check-up or maintenance treatment and how much better they feel in themselves.
Most of us get into a routine of regular dental check-ups so why not establish a similar routine of regular musculoskeletal check-ups.
Physiotherapy for Women helps you whenever you need it, and recommends regular check-ups to help you keep fit and pain-free as well as spot any issues that might cause problems in the future.
Please call your Physiotherapist at Physiotherapy For Women on 08 84433355 or visit our clinic at 3 Rowells Road in Lockleys for more information.