Physiotherapy and Self-Care
There has been a new movement over that last year that focuses on the importance of self-care. At Athletico Physiotherapy, this is a movement we can get behind! You can’t serve from an empty vessel. You have to take care of and show up for yourself in order to do the same for others - and you deserve it.
Self-care looks different for everyone, but it is essentially taking time to focus on yourself to align your mind and body and improve your mental, physical and spiritual well being.
Where should you get started with self-care?
As a Physiotherapy Clinic in Kingston, ON, we’re passionate about preventative healthcare. So here are a few self-care suggestions from our team of professional physiotherapists.
This doesn’t have to be complicated or extreme, taking small breaks throughout your day to stretch and move will have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Any physical activity is better than no physical activity. Aim for at least 20 minutes of activity a day (and if you can’t do that, break it down to two ten minute sessions).
Research shows that being active improves your physical and mental health. If you are hesitant or have limited mobility, our team of professional physiotherapists can help you create an action plan and get moving
2. Get Better Sleep
Good sleep is essential to optimal mental and physical wellbeing. Our Physiotherapy clinic can help suggest routine and exercises to help you sleep better. Allow downtime during your day, plan for rest periods, and make sure you’re getting enough sleep. If you’re struggling with your sleep habits, check out our blog on sleeping better or book a consultation with one of our professionals.
This seems like a no brainer, but proper breathing can help you relax and reduce stress. Stress can have a lot of harmful effects on the body. To help combat this, schedule some time to do some deep breathing. This can be very relaxing and de-stressing.
In the fast paced world we’re living in, it can be easy to burnout and suffer from depletion and exhaustion. One way to make sure you’re reaching your potential is to incorporate a consistent self-care routine. These are just some simple physiotherapist recommended habits you can add to your schedule to help you decompress and replenish.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, stress or fatigue, our Physiotherapy Clinic can help. You can schedule a free consultation and get started on your journey to wellness and recovery.