By Adelaide Women's Physio | March 10, 2016
As healthcare continues to shift toward prevention, the physiotherapist’s role in health promotion and wellness continues to expand.
Also, Physiotherapists are well-trained to educate patients on chronic disease self-management and to empower patients through providing information and techniques to improve self-care.
Prevention is better than cure
Don’t wait for pain before paying attention to your health. You can make the choice to work towards preventing declining health and micro-tissue damage by working with your Physiotherapist now, before pain strikes.
The absence of pain does not equate to the absence of injury
The danger with using pain alone as a reliable indicator of injury or sickness is that more often than not it’s a delayed signal – by the time you feel pain, damage may have already been done that is harder to treat. Pain is generally not a sudden reaction but the result of an enduring problem that gradually builds over time.
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 Physiotherapist 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.
Please call us at Physiotherapy for Women on 08 84433355 or visit our clinic at 3 Rowells Road in Lockleys for more information.