Wellness – It is a term that we hear a lot about, but what does that actually mean, apart from being a trend word?
Interestingly, economists have widely forecast it to become the next trillion-dollar industry, but that still doesn’t really help us understand the meaning of these new trends.
Essentially WELLNESS is about incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to our health and wellbeing. It is all about health enhancement utilising nutrition, fitness, physical therapies (Chiropractic/Osteopathy/ Physiotherapy) and the management of a diverse range of medical & musculoskeletal complaints.
There are a range of “Wellness practitioners” which include General Medicine (GP’s), Medical Specialists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, OH&S Consultants, Myotherapists (encompassing Acupuncture), Health and Wellness Coaches, Dieticians and Podiatrists.
Wellness in 2021 focuses on a diverse range of care such as:
- General health & Wellbeing
- Injury prevention
- Injury management
- Health education
- Exercise programs (Pilates, Yoga)
- Personal training
- Biomechanical/Posture Analysis
- Ergonomic review (Is your workplace causing you pain?)
- Worker health checks
- Smoking cessation programs
- Individual exercise plans and lifestyle coaching
- Exercise/stretching/core stability
- Pre-employment examination / OH&S
- Weight loss and nutritional education
- Mediation and Psychological wellbeing
- Vaccination clinics
‘Wellness’ isn’t just a trendy term – it is about maximising your health, reducing health risks and health care costs, reducing stress, improving productivity, decreasing absenteeism from work, improving relationships and improving your daily quality of life.
Work can be physically hard, but there are a multitude of ways you can improve your health and lead a more fulfilling lifestyle.