I am 40 now and there are still so many things that I want to do and achieve. Even if I have a small business, I still make sure that I allot time for my kids to take care of them. As much as possible I want to prepare breakfast for them to ensure that they are eating healthy food. In our house, we also have dogs and cats that also demand time and attention from me. However, my current age is not helping me do my tasks and responsibilities as efficient as I was able to do during my younger years. This pushed me to look for ways that will help me regain the level of vitality and strength I had during my teenage days.
One of the remedies that caught my attention is physiotherapy. As a meticulous mother, I want to live a healthy life that doesn’t rely on synthetic drugs and processed food supplements. This is why I always try to look for natural ways to keep my body healthy and strong. Physio, which is a therapy that doesn’t involve intake of medicines or other chemical substances, is a natural and safe way to help people recover from pain, injuries and other unhealthy conditions due to the wear and tear an aging body is experiencing.
Because of the initial research I did, I’ve learned that there are certified and experienced physiotherapists in many parts of Australia. I live in Werribee but our residential house is not located in the crowded and busy city. I wanted to see a physiotherapist so I searched online for the best physio in Werribee suburb.
After a few clicks, I stumbled upon a clinic that has good reviews from its previous patients. I read further about their background and services. Then, I decided to visit them the next day since it is a Friday. I contacted them using the phone number posted on their website.
On the day of my first visit, I still did my usual morning routine – preparing breakfast for my kids and husband and attending to our cute and lovely pets. When they left for school and work, I took a quick bath and prepared myself. I wore casual but comfortable clothes.
When I arrived at the clinic, the receptionist greeted me warmly and assisted me until I am face to face with one of the clinic’s physiotherapists. The physiotherapist is very professional but at the same time kind and entertaining. At first, she asked me to discuss about my current health condition. So, I told him about my problem and narrated how I am having difficulties in moving particularly when carrying things and when climbing the stairs. I experience back and joint pains more often now. Aside from my age, I shared with him the things I do in my house and in our small business. I liked the fact that he is very attentive to everything I say.
The discussion was followed with a physical examination. He said that it is necessary to assess my body’s flexibility, range of movement and strength. The results of the examination will be used to devise a treatment plan that is adjusted and tailored to my health condition and needs. The therapist said that they want to succeed in helping every patient overcome physical and health problems. They do it with the careful consideration of the assessment results and activities and responsibilities that the patients are attending to.
During my first visit, I was experiencing a little pain at the lower part of my back. He tried to perform a few treatments to ease the unwanted pain. He did a few minutes of massage but it’s not like the usual massage we experience in spas. I can really feel the comfort not only on my muscles but also on my bones. While he is carefully massaging my lower back, he shared with me the top benefits of seeing a physio and actually undergo a therapy session.
Physiotherapy successfully helps restore flexibility, which is essential in keeping the body able of doing simple to complicated movements. My therapist asked me to try several exercises and poses that will help improve my flexibility. All throughout the different exercises, he was closely guiding me to make sure that I am doing every step properly. A series of therapy sessions will also improve balance and coordination. He further added there are exercise routines that can even prevent future health problems. What I’ve noticed is that strength training and aerobic exercise are essential in the recommended workout plan.
I went out of the clinic feeling relieved, relaxed and more optimistic because I’ve learned that even if I am 40, I can still be as strong and flexible as a teenage girl. I agreed with the physio to come back to the clinic and complete a series of physio session.
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