Physiotherapists focus on health promotion/disease prevention, self-management, treatment and rehabilitation. You should schedule a regular check-up with a physical therapist to prevent pain and injury from becoming a chronic problem.
A physical therapist can evaluate the status of your health through a detailed evaluation of muscular, skeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary, and other parts of your body. If the physical therapist identifies a problem they will recommend a personalized treatment plan. This prevents the problem from getting worse and complicated.
Prevent Surgical Treatment
If a physical therapist detects a problem early on it can be treated with the proper rehabilitation plan and prevent you from having surgery. Not only it will keep you healthy & fit, it can also save the expense of surgery and medications down the road.
Maintain Physical Strength and flexibility
As you age you lose muscle mass, strength and flexibility and if you do not engage in a maintenance program you can end up with a host of problems. A physical therapist can design a treatment plan to maintain your health & live a good quality of life. If you start the maintenance program before you begin to experience problems you can achieve an optimum health before problem has chance to hold you.