Do you want to stay on top of your health? Of course you do! At Alta Vista Wellness Center, physical therapists offer wellness evaluations to make sure that you are exactly where you should be in terms of health and wellness. These evaluations help patients stay informed about topics in health care, how to stay healthy, and new ways to remain fit and active.
If you are looking for peace of mind or new ways to improve your health, contact Alta Vista Wellness Center today to learn more about our wellness evaluations and how they can benefit you!
What will happen during a wellness evaluation?
During a wellness evaluation, it is likely that you will be given a wellness questionnaire to gauge how you are feeling with your personal health. This type of questionnaire helps in determining one’s overall wellbeing. It may include questions regarding diet, exercise, underlying conditions, or specific lifestyle choices. It helps to assess your quality of health and how it may be improved upon.
Wellness evaluations will also include screenings to make sure everything is functioning properly. The screenings you undergo will be dependent upon your lifestyle and may include:
- Heart Health Screenings. To measure heart health, several vitals will be measured, including blood pressure, body weight, blood glucose, and your fasting lipoprotein profile (cholesterol). Certain lifestyle activities will also be taken into account, such as your level of physical activity, diet, and whether or not you’re a heavy drinker or smoker. Heart health screenings help to identify risk factors when it comes to your cardiovascular health, and to manage your health-related behaviors. Heart health screenings can help lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
- Injury Screenings. Do you have a nagging pain that you can’t seem to shake? Are you an athlete who is nervous about getting injured? Do you simply want to make sure your risk of injury is at its lowest? Injury screenings can help with both diagnosing injuries and determining your risk of becoming injured. With an injury screening, your range of motion, strength, and flexibility will be measured, in order to determine the nature of your injury and/or your risk of becoming injured in the future.
- Concussion Screenings. Concussion screenings are especially important for athletes competing in high-impact sports or patients who have been involved in a recent collision (such as a car accident or unexpected fall). Concussion screenings assess the cervical spine, vestibular system, and oculomotor functions, in order to make sure that everything is functioning as intended and to treat if necessary.
Improve your health and wellness today!
Wellness evaluations are used as a way to improve certain aspects of your life. At Alta Vista Wellness Center, we care about your wellbeing and we would love to see you living your best life possible.
Some common topics covered in wellness evaluations include nutrition, exercise, and coping strategies. It is important to understand both the physical and mental aspects of health, and how they correlate with one another. We will discuss how to maintain a healthy diet and body mass index, how to incorporate daily exercise into your busy schedule, and how to cope with negative feelings, such as stress, anger, or conflict, in a healthy way.
There is always room to add a little more wellness into your daily life. For more information on how you can sign up for a wellness evaluation and find out how you improve your health and wellness, contact our Laredo, Texas physical therapy office today! Take care of your health and wellbeing – schedule your consultation today.