Preventative and Maintenance Therapy
Prevention is always better than cure but we all too often don’t act until it’s too late, it's too easy to think that it won’t happen to us. I’ve certainly treated a lot of patients over my career, who having fallen have told me they wished they’d done something about their balance and mobility before. Studies have shown that people can lose 3-5% of muscle bulk every year from the age of thirty. This puts us at risk of injury and falls which can both have serious implications on our day to day life and the activities we enjoy.
My advice to anyone would be to act before it is too late! Keeping active makes a huge difference to muscle strength and power, also improving cardio fitness which brings other long term health benefits.
Houlbrook Physiotherapy is now offering preventative physiotherapy assessment and treatment. We will check for issues with your overall health and wellbeing, perform a balance screen and where necessary will prescribe a course of exercises for you to improve your core strength and power, helping you get back to or start a more active routine of exercise to improve your health and fitness.
Maintenance Therapy Packages
Once you have completed the preventative stage of your treatment you can move onto one of our maintenance therapy packages. This is a great way to stay in control of your health with the reassurance of physio intervention throughout the year.
Think of your body as your vehicle and if like most of us you are moving into the “classic” phase of life, a little bit of TLC goes a long way to help stay in good running order! Having regular physio input will ensure that you are doing the exercises correctly, progressing as you require and also able to seek assistance for any new problems that arise throughout the year.
There are six different packages to choose from that allow you different levels of input from our physiotherapists, either 6 months or 1 year in duration. Spreading the cost of treatment on a monthly basis helps to make it a more manageable cost, if you do use over the allotted treatment number on your package then subsequent treatments will have a 10% discount applied*.
*up to 5 treatments, after which point, they will be charged at full rate