Optimal Health Assessment: Don’t just treat injuries, prevent them
Dec 6, 2022 | Health & Wellness Magazine
As a society, we are accustomed to regular “check-ups” at the hair salons, dentist, local auto shop. Yet for some reason, it is common practice to only seek orthopedic care when injured. The concept of regular wellness visits to prevent injuries has consistently escaped the musculoskeletal realm and the common practice of most individuals. This concept is somewhat baffling, as it is not only antithetical to our normal “check-up” mentality in other realms, but it also is in direct contrast with the available research on orthopedic injuries. Rather than treating injuries and risking future ones, here's why you should just prevent them instead.