Feeling out of balance? How can Physiotherapy help you achieve wellness?
Achieving Wellness with Physiotherapy
While being healthy has always been promoted in society, in recent years, the shift towards wellness has been increasing. While the two concepts seem similar, there are some subtle differences between the two.
Health refers to the state of wellbeing in physical, mental and social terms, rather than just the absence of disease. Wellness, however, encompasses the ability of a person to experience personal growth in emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, social and intellectual terms. It can be thought of as thriving rather than just surviving.
While you most certainly will notice when your health is failing, it can be harder to be aware that you’ve lost a little wellness. When it comes to physical wellness, this may mean that you have no pain, yet still feel a little stiff, or simply can’t do as much as you would like to.
Health can be measured objectively, while wellness is a more subjective. It is determined by your own goals and aspirations. If you are able to participate in activities you love, this can be vital to emotional and social wellness, not only physical health.
How can physiotherapy help improve wellness?
Your physiotherapist is able to work with you to set goals that are meaningful to you and develop a plan that makes these goals achievable.
Your physiotherapist can also help you to identify factors that may be holding you back from reaching these goals. In some cases, this could be a lack of balance, which reduces confidence in trying something new. Alternatively, an old injury that hasn’t been fully rehabilitated may mean that you are avoiding activity. Whatever the reason avoiding activity is detrimental to your physical and mental wellbeing.
Working with your physiotherapist, together little by little you can work towards the ultimate goal of total health and wellness. Book an appointment with one of our physios and we’ll help you get back on track.