Your South Island Physiotherapist

If you’re struggling with pain, discomfort or have recently sustained an injury, then visiting a professional South Island physio facility can help! Habit Health is a multi-service wellness centre in New Zealand, providing expert physiotherapy both at home and in the workplace, and has several locations to suit your proximity needs.

Enjoying the fullness of life can become challenging and sometimes overwhelming when every movement is met with a stop-in-your-tracks jolt of pain. More often than not, pain and discomfort directly affect your mood, attitude and general behaviour, and some may experience heightened stress levels, increased anxiety and depression. Although these symptoms of prolonged pain are completely normal, it’s important to address it at its source, and that starts with physiotherapy.

Physio and other wellness therapies are a journey you go on to realign the health of your body, so one session is typically not enough to provide long-term relief. However, our team will walk this journey with you, ensuring you get the most out of every visit so you can enjoy your life without restraint. Visit our website to schedule an appointment!

When To Visit A Physiotherapist. 

Typically, when you think of a physiotherapist, you picture them working on patients who have sustained horrific injuries and are learning to walk again, but the truth is, physiotherapy is not limited to only extensive situations. Actually, treatment ranges from everyday things such as headaches and bad posture to more aggressive cases such as post-surgery recovery.

So, if you’ve been avoiding scheduling an appointment with your local physio clinic because your pain or discomfort wasn’t “bad” enough, then you’ve been putting your body through a lot of unnecessary strain and stress.

Still, many people are unaware of what physiotherapy can help alleviate and treat, so let’s discuss when you should make an appointment:

  1. Injury prevention. If you’ve recently sustained an injury, a physiotherapist can help with your rehabilitation. They provide treatment to repair your range of movement, build strength and restore your confidence. Remember, prevention is always the prefered choice, so consult with a physio before attempting a new activity.
  2. Correct your posture. Unfortunately, in today’s tech-savvy society, we often find ourselves looking down on a screen, completely unaware of our posture. In addition, those who work in an office typically find themselves hunched over their desks, significantly compacting their spine. Poor posture can lead to back pain, neck pain, and headaches, but a physiotherapist can help correct it.
  3. Heal from invasive surgery. If you’ve been immobilised for weeks after a complicated surgery, you may be tempted to get out and about, but moving too much too soon can cause issues with your healing process. However, a physiotherapist can assist in slowly building your strength and stamina without compromising your health so you can get back to your usual activities safely.
  4. Manage a physical limitation. There are many conditions that cause physical limitations. Still, whether caused by an injury or a new-onset debilitating disease, regular physiotherapy can help you navigate your life easier through strength-building exercises and the use of medical devices such as braces and prosthetics.
  5. General pain management. Migraine headaches, lower back pain, stiff joints and sore muscles are all good enough reasons to visit a physical therapist. Unfortunately, due to the misconception of what physiotherapy is for, many people leave their pain to continue for months on end, but it’s completely unnecessary. It’s important to address pain issues proactively to preserve your quality of life, and a physical therapist can help you effectively alleviate common causes.

As humans, we are designed to adapt and endure hardship, so many people simply learn to ignore and live with their pain and discomfort. However, your daily life doesn’t have to be a struggle of mind over matter. Instead, visit a South Island physio clinic for effective relief and sustainable pain management and give yourself the quality of life you deserve!

Get in touch with Habit Health to learn more!

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Monday, Sep 25, 2023