The first step of injury management is doing all you can to prevent an injury in the first place.
Osteopaths are not solely focused on the assessment and treatment of injuries – they are also university-trained experts in the prevention of human movement disorders.
As an Osteopath, I cannot stress to you enough the importance of working towards preventative health and the ways in which your Osteopath can assist with this.
Here are 5 reasons to see your Osteopath before you get injured.
- Prevention is better than cure
It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Don’t wait for pain before paying attention to your health. You can make the choice to work towards preventing declining health and micro-tissue damage by working with your Osteopath, before pain strikes.
- The absence of pain does not equate to the absence of injury
The danger with using pain alone as a reliable indicator of injury or sickness is that more often than not it’s a delayed signal – pain is often the last sign there is a problem, and the first symptom to improve with intervention. Pain is generally not a sudden reaction but the result of an enduring problem that gradually builds over time.
- Optimal wellness is better than just feeling okay
If living an optimised physical lifestyle is important to you, then consider the meaning of wellness as ‘performing at your best’ rather than just feeling okay or without pain. While most of us now enjoy a longer life, if you are committed to optimal wellness you have the opportunity to make it a better one.
- An Osteopath is a perfect partner in your efforts to achieve life-long optimal health
The Sports & Spinal Group work to a philosophy of care which is a ‘wellness’ and ‘preventative’ approach, characterised by achieving long term, sustainable outcomes for the individual so that they can enjoy a healthy, injury-free lifestyle without that lingering threat of injury reoccurrence