At Physio Effect we treat a lot of patients who are injured or in pain through no specific injury or trauma. A common thread that we see increasing the risk of suffering from aches and pains is a sedentary occupation or lifestyle. This is applicable to a lot of professions including office workers, drivers, beauticians, dentists, tattoo artists and musicians to name but a few. A recent phrase coined in the healthcare industry described sitting as the new smoking and while this may sound a little overboard it’s not without some merit. The risks of being inactive are very real and include:
Increased risk of back, neck and joint pains
Reduced muscle and bone strength
Reduced joint flexibility
Increased risk of heart disease and diabetes
So what can be done?
The good news is you are not doomed to suffer the consequences of being sedentary if you choose to change. At Physio Effect we can guide you on the best form of exercise to recover from the aches and pains associated with a sedentary lifestyle. We can help treat muscle tightness and joint stiffness and provide you with the knowledge and tools to tackle the issues through long term lifestyle changes and informed decision making. Changing habits is never easy and that’s something we recognise and work with every day but our aim is to inspire you to take control of your own physical well being and we will help you every step of the way.