By Michael Hall,
What is important to you? What goals and ambitions do you have? How do you want to live your life? Why do you want to get better? What can’t you do because of your injury? What do you want to be able to do?
These are important questions to us at Bodywise Health. You see, you are more than a sore shoulder, a stiff back or a broken leg to us. You are a person with hopes and dreams. You have a family, friends and a social network. You have responsibilities and pressures. We get that.
Yes, we want to resolve your injury problem(s) and restore your health, but more than that, we want you to be able to live the life you want to live, by doing the things you want to do. We understand that the extent to which you can’t perform a movement or do an activity that you want to do is the extent to which you have lost the ability to live. It is the extent to which you have lost your life. The more you can’t do and be, the more life that you have lost. And the cost of a life of missed moments, lost opportunities and times missed doing the things you love to do with the people you love is incalculable. At Bodywise Health, our purpose is to help you get your life back.
For us, it is not just about getting your injury better. More importantly, it is about knowing that you can go shopping, meet your friends, dance the night away, ride your bike, or go for a run, or play with your children, whatever you want to do, because you no longer have your injury. We are not just focused on healing a body part. The bigger picture for us is can you do the things you want to do, with the people that you want to do them because you have overcome your physical obstacles.
It all starts here
Getting better is the starting point, not the end. Once you are better, you have choices that you didn’t have before. The key is to use being better as a springboard to not only to stay better but to continue to become healthier so that you can live your life more fully.You see, unless you invest actively in your health and your life, you will lose it. Good health obviously depends on a good diet, adequate rest, quiet time and affirming social network. It also depends on correct posture and movement patterns, along with a right balance between cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises performed correctly.
What is the best exercise?
In terms of exercise, the best exercises are those that are safe, fun, effective and convenient and from a therapeutic standpoint, it is difficult to go past clinical pilates and hydrotherapy as being some of the best exercise methods available.
Beyond exercise and everyday living, we believe that to be at your best, a regular monthly massage is the ideal way to stay in tip top health. It releases tissue tension, relaxes the body and leaves you feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and better prepared to take on life.
The last word
The resources of Bodywise Health will continue to expand to better support you, your health and your life. At the end of the day, you have one life. We want to help you get the most out of it.
For more information or for an appointment, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994.
• Rebates are available through your private insurance extras cover;
• For complex or chronic conditions, you may qualify for the EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Program) allowing you to receive 5 allied health services each calendar year with a referral from your GP. For more information, please call Bodywise Health now on 1 300 263 994.