What is lifestyle Physiotherapy?
Similar to lifestyle medicine, lifestyle physiotherapy combines environmental, behavioural, physiotherapy and motivational principles to the management of lifestyle-related health problems in a clinical setting.
Physio Physique use in-depth assessment to identify your lifestyle factors which directly contribute to your presenting complaint. It is rare to have just one specific cause but rather an accumulation of many factors. These factors need to be eliminated/modified in order to recover adequately.
At any given time, approximately one third of Australians are in pain which affect their lifestyle, work, relationships and general well-being both physically and mentally. As people become older, the occurrence of pain increases and tends to affect women more than men. When presenting to a GP, most people are prescribed pain relieving medications as a treatment. Pain relieving medications may be an important aspect to a your treatment, however combining medication with physiotherapy intervention is shown to be more effective in the short and long term.
Exercise is an important aspect of any good rehabilitation/physiotherapy management plan. Following an injury your body will become weaker and stiffer, therefore a well designed exercise program is essential for fast recovery and promote tissue healing.