Just like your car needs regular oil changes and repairs, your body can also benefit from some maintenance care. Everyone believes that you need to have an injury in order to receive physiotherapy, but that is actually not the case.
On a daily basis, we put our bodies through a lot of wear and tear, and over time, this stress accumulates. It is important to get a tune up every so often to keep our bodies running smoothly in order to prevent injuries from occurring. We're so used to certain postures and habits in our lives that almost everybody has at least one problem area or two, regardless of their activity level.
Maintenance, as opposed to rehab, is done to prevent worsening or deterioration of a person's condition. For example, arthritis is a condition that will not heal or get better... it only gets worse with time. Therefore, it is essential to learn management strategies and find ways of maintaining the status quo such that it does not progress so quickly.
Do you have chronic pain or pain that has been lingering and coming and going since the beginning of time? Being on a maintenance program might help to reduce the frequency or intensity of flare ups. It is shown to improve overall health and wellness by maintaining gains made over the course of a physiotherapy treatment plan.
Will you benefit from maintenance physiotherapy?