The biomechanics of the human body are not only amazing, they are also amazingly complex to the point that we are still learning how all of our systems interact. Did you know, for example, that your inner ear is not only connected closely with your balance mechanism, but is also connected at some level to your moods and emotions? Even a transient condition, such as Labyrinthitis, can affect both balance and mood! Given how connected all of our systems are, it is crucial that our physical organs are in good working order.
It is a fact that a majority of people over the age of forty will complain at some point about back pain. Surprisingly, a significant number of these back pain issues will be put down to a mystery condition, or some sort of mental issue or anxiety. This means that many people are walking around with back pain that may be debilitating, and have no root cause identified for it! It may be a surprise, but it is an indication of just how much medical science has yet to learn about how the human body works, and of how many other factors can affect our quality of life.
A Happier and Healthier Life
Most of us understand that part of leading a happy and healthy life includes eating well and getting regular exercise. The problem is that most of us also don’t have a lot of time to attend to niggling injuries or odd little pains that may be causing us some trouble. We often put it down to an old sports injury that has not yet healed, a mystery ache due to age, or an irritating condition that is so small that it can simply be ignored.
The sobering truth is that it is better to address these issues than it is to ignore them and hope that they go away all by themselves. Small injuries and physical conditions can build to the point that quality of life is impacted. When quality of life is negatively impacted, happiness also suffers, and this can lead to a downward spiral. Fortunately, companies like The Biomechanics offer a wide range of exercises, programs, and treatment options, including the following:
- Pilates: Originally devised as an exercise methodology to help rehabilitate injured soldiers, Pilates is now popular as a low-impact program of exercise that helps to strengthen core muscle groups and improve flexibility.
- Podiatry: It may seem odd that our feet should be connected to our bodily mechanics, but when you think about how vital our feet are to how we walk, run, and balance, it makes perfect sense. Any injury to the foot can cause a range of problems in other parts of the body, including the ankles, knees, hips, and spine.
- Physiotherapy: Whether you have a sports injury or other musculoskeletal problem, a qualified physiotherapist can identify the issues and devise a treatment plan.
Our physical bodies are the vehicles that enable us to live and experience this life. As robust as we can be at times, we are also vulnerable to a wide range of physical ailments. Having these conditions properly identified and treated by professionals is one of the keys to a happy and healthy life.