There are a number of reasons you may suffer from injuries. Either you’ve started a new workout routine, have upped your amount of exercise or perhaps father time is beginning to get the best of you. Looking after your health and fitness goes side by side with looking after your well-being. There are plenty of things you can do to help; improved diet, more stretching, thoroughly warming up and cooling down before and after exercise. One of the most important is to seek professional advice and support when suffering from an injury or pain. Physiotherapy uses proven techniques to treat injuries and restore movement and function to anyone suffering from pain or health conditions.
When Should You See a Physio?
Seeing a physio may seem like it is only for those dealing with very serious injuries or those in need of physical rehabilitation, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Even minor physical injuries can worsen if neglected and left untreated. Here are some of the main cases in which you should book an appointment with one of our physios.
Typical aches and pains usually recover on their own in a couple of days. If you have pain that is persisting or getting worse, it is probably time to see a physio. A simple assessment can lead to a diagnosis and help set you on the road to recovery. Knowing how to manage an injury so as to not make things worse is also an important aspect to consider.
Continuing to put stress on a preexisting injury can cause it to become chronic. Just gritting your teeth and pushing through pain isn’t advisable. Seeking professional advice is. By seeing a physio, you will be able to better understand what is causing the pain, how to treat it and what adjustments to make moving forward.
Suffering from decreased range of movement often requires the help of a physio. They predominantly treat mechanical problems. If your knee pain is made worse when jogging or shoulder pain increases when lifting your arms, this means there is a mechanical component to your pain and it is very likely a physiotherapist will be able to help.
At Cairnhill Physiotherapy we use treatment techniques like acupuncture, massage, pilates and our on-site gym to get your back to tip-top condition. Contact us today to book an appointment and find out more.