The Maintenance Programme

Have you heard of our maintenance programme? So we are now into the New Year and you may be currently attending one of our clinics here at Physioflexx. You may have been doing so for the past number of weeks or months due to a recent injury or ongoing musculoskeletal condition.

As you approach your last session you feel that you have achieved all the goals and targets you set out with your Physiotherapist at the initial assessment.  However, at the last session, your physiotherapist may ask you one final question: “Would you like to start on a maintenance programme.”

When you hear this question you may then have mixed feelings, thoughts, opinions, and other questions about the maintenance programme. Especially if this is your first experience with us here at Physioflexx. 

Some questions you may have might include:

  • What is a maintenance programme?
  • What are the benefits of the maintenance programme?
  • How often do I need to attend the clinic to take part in the maintenance programme?

In order to give you a better understanding of our maintenance programmes, let’s talk you through each of the questions above.

The maintenance programme is offered at the end of treatment. After we have worked with you to heal your injury and arrive at the discussed outcome. The maintenance programme consists of treatment sessions. Containing hands on treatment, gym based rehabilitation, home exercise programmes and advice. All to help you maintain your new pain free lifestyle.  Furthermore, each session will be with the Physiotherapist you have been seeing in the clinic previously. The aim of the maintenance programme is to ensure your symptoms do not return. It is also to give you the tools to take on managing your daily life to ensure your symptoms do not relapse. The frequency of each maintenance treatment session can also be adapted to your current lifestyle and other commitments.

What are the benefits of a maintenance programme? 

One main benefit is that it helps to prevent a relapse of your current symptoms. Whereby your symptoms or pain that you had previously returns or develops and becomes progressively worse.  Another benefit is that if you feel any recurrence of pain or develop a new injury. We can treat it early without allowing it time to progress and impact on your daily life.  Additionally, this means that you have regular contact with your physiotherapist. You can raise any new injury concerns at each session, preventing you from going through the process of a triage call and initial assessment session again. A final benefit is this should encourage you to continue the hard work you have previously put in , without slipping off the pace. Which has been shown to reduce the risk of reinjury. 

How often should i attend the clinic?

It is important to note that you will not be required to attend the clinic weekly when you start the maintenance programme.  Instead you will attend every 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Sometimes longer depending on your busy lifestyle, other commitments and on how you arrange the maintenance programme with your Physiotherapist.  The outcome of the maintenance programme is to maintain the hard work you have put in, throughout your block of treatment. This also allows you to gain more power and responsibility to prevent the relapse of your previous symptoms. 

Further Information

If you have any questions about neck, back, shoulder or elbow pain, or would like to book an appointment to see a physiotherapist, please click here to book. Book Online – Physioflexx Ayrshire

For all enquiries : Contact – Physioflexx Ayrshire on 01560 483200.

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