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Self Care Week – helping people take care of themselves

Nov 14, 2016

This week is Self Care Week. Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on establishing support for self care across communities, families and generations.

More needs to be done to support people to better look after their own health. Empowering individuals to self care has many benefits for their short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer.self care week

Helping people to look after their own health, and their family’s health also helps to manage demand on health services.

As physio’s we play a key role in helping people manage their health and wellbeing. An integral part of our care is educating people about their injury or condition. This greater understanding and the tailored advice we provide helps people stay active, maintains their independence and helps them take care of themselves. We also incorporate exercise programmes into each and every recovery programme, so you take an active part in your recovery and have tools to help yourself.

Aside from the expert advice and support we give people to manage and resolve their condition, physiotherapy also enables people to take care of themselves better. By tackling painful conditions and injuries, we minimise any periods of prolonged inactivity and help people stay active and become more active – which in turn helps optimise health and wellbeing.

The Self Care Forum have published a couple of informational fact sheets for common ailments that help highlight what you can do to help yourself.

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