Health Tips

The benefits of having a health check up

Going for a health check up may not be something you’ve considered, but it really makes a lot of sense. Just as we put our cars through an annual service and MOT, having a health check up is a great way to stay fit and well, as well as preventing illnesses and conditions or identifying them sooner rather than later. 

We tend to worry more about our health as we get older, but only seek help when we are unwell. By getting ahead of the game with a health check up, you can improve your health and reduce worry and risk in the future. 

Why health check ups are important

Health checks are important not only to give you peace of mind, but also as a preventative method rather than a cure. Coupled with a healthy lifestyle, early detection and prevention allows medical professionals to treat symptoms faster, to reduce the risk of disease and increase the responsiveness to therapy.

As well as helping to catch any serious health problems, a health check can also help to detect any underlying conditions which can have a detrimental effect on your daily energy levels. These conditions can include blood sugar levels, hormone levels, nutrient deficiencies and thyroid function. Even the smallest imbalance in these can have an enormous effect on your health and wellbeing.

What is covered in a health check? 

Your health check will depend on the area of your health you wish to monitor.

At Chiropractic Care Clinics, we provide musculoskeletal health checks, which are focused on muscle, joint and bone health. This type of health check up includes: 

  • Screening tests for any immediate symptoms
  • Pulse
  • Respiration
  • Temperature
  • Oxygen perfusion 
  • Blood pressure
  • Postural alignment
  • Leg length analysis
  • Body mass index
  • Cervical spine range of motion
  • Thoracic spine range of motion
  • Shoulder movement
  • Hip movement
  • Neurological reflexes
  • Myotomal strength
  • Cranial nerve screening

During this check up you will also have the chance to discuss your areas of concern with a chiropractor.

As you can see, it’s a very thorough test, but the good news is that it isn’t time consuming, as it only lasts about 15-20 minutes! 

What age should you have a health check? 

Monitoring your health is important for all ages, although it should be done more regularly if you’re vulnerable, have any health concerns or hereditary conditions. 

When should I get a health check? 

Don’t wait until there is a problem before getting a health check! By booking a health check as soon as possible, you can prevent any problems from developing. 

Why choose Chiropractic Care Clinics?

For over 30 years, we have been helping clients feel better with our patient-centred approach.  Alongside health checks for peace of mind, we offer a range of services from our clinics in Beaminster, Crewkerne and Yeovil. Our services include chiropractic, counselling, aromatherapy and sports massage . We want to help you be in the best health to get the most out of life.

Throughout January, we are providing free health checks to any new or returning patients. To find out more click here. 

Contact us

For more advice on health checks or to book an appointment, get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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