No matter what time of year it is, our body requires constant care. Although we are in the most "relaxed" season of the year, the summer and holidays, we often continue to have problems with posture, handling excessive loads, prolonged postures, etc.
When walking, hiking, touring, the plantar fascia can become inflamed, creating specific injuries such as tarsalgia, talalgia or plantar fasciitis (heel spurs). It is therefore important not to abandon the sessions designed by the physiotherapist.
For example, through a digital platform such as ReHub, exercises can be performed from anywhere, either from a tablet or the same mobile phone, in order to continue with our rehabilitation programme.
And what happens after the summer?
When people return to work, they begin to assume prolonged postures, especially those who have been in the same position for long hours. This causes the muscles to start to retract and shorten, resulting in pain and sometimes functional incapacity, leading to sick leave that affects the productivity of any company.
Does pain have a negative impact on people's quality of life?
More than half of people with severe pain (53%) acknowledge that they have been forced to reduce or limit their usual social activities. This is closely linked to low work productivity where 39.39% of people with severe pain are absent from work compared to 3.35% of the non-pain population (National Health and Wellness Survey 2010). The most common musculoskeletal injuries that occur at work include: neck pain, painful shoulder syndrome, low back pain, herniated discs, patellofemoral syndrome and sprains.
For this reason, Physiotherapy is fundamental to educating people in raising awareness of the importance of creating healthy habits and teaching the best way to move correctly.
We should not wait until we have an injury or pain to take care of our health from the physical side. The physiotherapist has the ability to identify biomechanical deficiencies in the body and improve specific areas of weakness or improper alignment.
In short, the physiotherapist is no longer a therapist but a counselor, educator or coach, enabling the person to learn about their own body and to identify movement patterns associated with deficiencies or their own injury. Digital tools such as ReHub help the professional to individualize therapies for each patient and enable remote monitoring from anywhere in the world.