Why do you need to book regular appointments with your Chiropractor and/or Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist?
It’s no secret that people don’t seek medical or health advice unless they have a reason. For instance, you may only think to book an appointment with your Chiropractor or Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist courtesy of a niggling pain in your back.
But what are the benefits of a regular preventative maintenance appointment, as opposed to a knee jerk reaction to pain?
Here is why we believe in ongoing treatment to ensure you’re feeling 100% all the time.
Repetitive Lifestyle Habits
Whilst your chiropractor or soft tissue Occupational therapist will try to educate you on the movements and activities that could be contributing to your pain, it can be hard to avoid some triggers. Especially if they are part of your daily lifestyle. For example, do you work at a desk? If you haven’t set up your desk correctly or don’t find the time to step away from the computer to perform a series of stretches (which you can check out here) you may find yourself back in your practitioner’s office. https://www.langerhealth.com.au/ny-resolutions-for-your-spine/
Do you stress easily? Daily stress and anxiety can contribute to back pain because when we stress we release stress hormones. These can cause your muscles to contract and tighten – similar to a “fight or flight” trigger to a dangerous situation. Unfortunately, if you are not actually running away from a threat, this reaction can be detrimental to your body. Back pain, tension, and stiffness are all common symptoms of stress- and anxiety-caused muscle tension. Unless you have the cure to stress (and if you do tell us please!!) a regular appointment with your chiropractor of soft tissue therapist can be extremely beneficial!
- Being proactive about pain treatment is much better than being reactive!
This is one of the reasons why we believe regular appointments are beneficial, regardless of whether or not you feel pain. If you leave your appointment right up until the point of serious pain, you may find you’ll need to book multiple appointments a week to help improve your physical state.
It’s important to remember that problems take time to build up and therefore take time to fix! You may have developed your pain due to years of desk work or stress, all of which can’t be undone in one chiropractic or soft tissue therapy session!
Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy Care is tailored to the patient.
It’s important to remember that here at Langer Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Therapy Perth, there is no one size fits all solution to your health. Every patient is advised on the best treatment plan relating to their situation. Whilst multiple appointments may be booked at the beginning of your treatment plan, it’s important to note that missing appointments can break the continuum of care, prolonging your results.
Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy Care can help boost your immune system!
Studies have shown that a regular appointment with your practitioner can help boost polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes – white blood cells associated with a healthy immune system. Something to think about as we head into flu season!!
Chiropractic care can help to improve cognitive functionality
Brain mapping studies have shown that a patient’s cognitive function can improve post chiropractic treatment due to the function of the spine and its potential to impact the brain.
“Previous research has shown that spinal adjustments have a positive impact on improving sensory and motor functions when it comes to fall prevention, better joint position sense in both the upper limb and lower limb, improved muscle strength in the lower limb and better pelvic floor control.” “Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the pre-frontal cortex: A brain source localization study,” Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016 (2016).
6. Enhance your sporting performance!!
Regular appointments optimises musculo-skeletal function which reduces the likelihood of injury and enhances your sporting performance
If you would like to book an appointment with the team at Langer Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Occupational therapy Wembley, Perth Western Australia call (08) 9382 3466.