Probably, when you first came to Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness, you had one particular problem and goal in mind: reduce or eliminate a specific pain, discomfort or symptom that were affecting your daily life. Right?
After meeting our providers, a strategy was made to solve your problem and you began the best treatment for you. But, you know, most treatment plans have an “expiration date” for your recovery.
Have you considered what happens next, when you followed your plan of treatment and now all your symptoms and pain are gone? How to keep your body healthy and pain-free?
Well, now is time to figure out your Maintenance Care!
What is Maintenance Care?
The name speaks for itself. It’s the care for maintaining your treatment results of health and function, and preventing all the symptoms, discomforts and pain you had previously.
Maintenance Care in Physical Therapy
Once your pain levels and other symptoms improve, you can enter maintenance care in physical therapy.
A lot of people look for physical therapy to help decrease levels of pain. And it’s the easiest part of the treatment. The hardest part is to keep the risk factor away, by changing the habits that gave you pain in the first place.
For example, if your problem was bad posture, low flexibility and long working hours, and physical therapy treatment helped you with that, it’s great!
Your maintenance care will be to change the habits of bad posture and low flexibility with what you learned with your physical therapist and continue with a modified frequency to attend the consults.
Chiropractic Maintenance Care
The chiropractors often use the term “maintenance care” or “wellness care” as you enter your treatment plan. The wellness care will help you function, with optimal spinal movement and nervous system function.
So regular checkups and adjustments are the best to maintain your spine health and correct any imbalances before it becomes a bad thing. As in physical therapy, you’ve expected to enter your maintenance care after you’ve done with your initial treatment.
Massage therapy maintenance care
If you’ve already had a massage before, you know that are a lot you can benefit from it during and after the treatment, such as:
- Reduction of aches, pains and stiffness;
- Relief of stress and anxiety;
- Mental and physical relaxation.
But you can also see massage therapy as a form of preventative body care, not only the last resource to help you get rid of your pain and stress. Doing it regularly prevents your body from suffering from pain, stress before it becomes disruptive.
When you do your massage therapy regularly, you’ll benefit even more from it when helping your body to return to relaxation mode.
Maintenance Care for IV Therapy
As the technique involves infusing fluids,medicine, vitamins and minerals into your vein in an intravenous way, it works faster than regular medication or medicines.
Here at Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness our practitioner will tailor the contents of your IV drip according to your needs. The treatments usually focus on the following:
- Cold and flu
- GI disorders
- Athletic performance and muscle recovery
- Low energy
- Skin care
Once you’ve started your treatment as prescribed by your doctor, the maintenance care could be a way to make sure that you’ll keep receiving the vitamins your body needs after your plan is over.
In that way you’ll always get your basic nutrients in the daily fluid requirements, even when the phase you need it the most passes.
You can understand more about our Maintenance Care strategies and treatments with one of our health providers specialists! Get your body the treatment it deserves to a healthy and happy life.