I am a mother and in my late 40s now. For many years, I have been working hard to provide for my family. Though my husband earns good in his job, I decided to also pursue a career in my profession so we can have higher income and have better living. However, there were many times that I fail to take care of my body. There were days that I work too much and neglect the need to give my body relaxation and enough break. Now that I am not getting any younger, I am starting to feel recurring pains in my muscles and joints. Because it’s been bothering me for weeks, I consulted with my doctor and he advised me to look for a physiotherapist. I first look over the Web and after some searching I stumbled upon the website www.capitalphysiotherapy.com.au/balwyn.
I browse the different pages of the website to know more about its background and the services it offers. I have learned that it is crucial to seek therapy services from a credible and reliable physiotherapy clinic. My friends and colleagues told me that factors such as name, years of experience, professional therapists, and rates are very important when choosing the clinic to visit and deal with. On my part, it is important that an experienced physiotherapist can relieve aches and pains but she should be somewhere near. Going to farther places is tiring and means a lot of hassles. This is why I am happy that I got to stumble upon the website I mentioned above.
Though I am already happy with the website, I talked to my friends again to know more about the things that I need to consider when choosing a physiotherapist. They mentioned different factors that for me are all important and must be considered and weighed wisely. Many of them mentioned five common considerations that include area of specialization, qualifications and accreditation, availability, methods of treatment, and location. These are important to determine the physiotherapist that perfectly suits my needs, offers me the treatment I am comfortable with, and easily accessible.
After gaining enough information about physiotherapy, I’ve decided to choose a clinic and contact them right away. I chose the one that’s near to my residence so I won’t have to travel long. When I called them, I asked a few questions and scheduled an appointment the next day. I did not work for long hours the day before my schedule. I want to rest and feel okay when I visit the clinic. The day of my appointment came. I prepared and ate a small but healthy breakfast meal. When already inside the clinic, I was entertained immediately and was asked with several questions. After that, I was instructed to follow the physiotherapist assigned to me.
When face to face with the therapist, she asked about my background and the reasons why I feel muscle pains. I told her about my work, my age, and my regular routine every day. She told me that I work too much for long hours, which causes too much stress to the muscles and the whole body. She confirmed that I muscle and joint pains are inevitable and will continue to get worse if I don’t do something about my current condition and routines.
After a few minutes of talk, she instructed me to pinpoint he areas in body where I feel pain. Then, she performed mild massages and stretching on these areas. I didn’t feel any discomfort. I actually started to feel relaxed and was wanting more. She then told me that she will proceed with a complete therapeutic massage. However, she also told me that it won’t be that long and that she will only use soft to mild strokes and pressures. This was to prevent my body from getting “beaten”. She further explained that the body should be prepared for the series of massage sessions. During the first sessions, the body should not be applied with too much force because it may get too worked, which is not good and won’t help in achieving the desired effects of massage and related physiotherapy treatments.
While undergoing my first physiotherapy treatment, I asked questions about the benefits of the therapy. My therapist explained to me that strictly implementing the schedule of my physiotherapy sessions would have a noticeable effect on how I feel about my body. When the muscles are properly massaged and worked, there will be improved blood flow all over my body, which is essential in keeping the immune system strong, in keeping the different organs functional, and in nourishing the different muscles and bones with the nutrients they need. When there is proper blood flow, the vitamins and minerals that come from the food I consume are easily and effectively transported to the different parts of my body. This is essential in healing muscle pains.
I also learned about the other benefits such as having a more alert and focused mental ability. After the first session, I felt happy and optimistic about the positive results of the whole physiotherapy. I also started to become more conscious about the time I allot for work and the time I allot for my relaxation.