Paying for Your Health during a Pandemic!
We are fast approaching a year since the start of the pandemic here in the UK.
Many things have happened within the past 12 months and its been a testing time no matter who you are.
One of the biggest movements to come out the pandemic is the importance of the NHS and our mental and physical health.
Whilst lockdowns have been applied as a way of protecting the NHS and preventing it from being overwhelmed – it has then had the knock-on effect of its usual services.
Your typical GP and Physiotherapy appointments have gone mostly virtual and waiting times have increased.
Scheduled surgeries and treatments have been cancelled – leaving a lot of people’s health in a potentially worse position.
So where do you go from here?
You have a problem which needs some assessment and its hard to get the usual level of care you need from the NHS currently – which is totally understandable given the current climate.
MSK Sports Injury Clinic Newcastle is allowed to treat during the lockdown period for people with pain and in need of therapeutic treatment.
If you have been use to NHS care and the obvious positive perk of it being free at point of use – then that’s great, but what do you do when that service is under strain and potentially not able to see to you as it previous was.
Why would I pay when I can get free care from the NHS?
This is a great question - but let’s outline some benefits of paying privately for therapeutic care:
- Be seen in a timely fashion – no long waiting period – we can see you usually within 1 week
- We offer a longer appointment time – we can spend more time to help you
- We offer an increased range of services and treatments (see our website)
- Getting treatment sooner can help you improve sooner and prevent a problem from worsening
- If you are off work currently and you are self-employed you may be losing money – paying for care which could help you return to work could actually save/make you money!
These are just a few of the reason why you would choose a paid service over an NHS service. With current lockdown measures in place – there doesn’t seem to be a clear defined timeline for a return to normal – and this goes for healthcare as well.
What is your attitude towards paying for your health?
Keeping gyms open has been a big storyline of the pandemic with hundreds of thousands of people signing the petition for them to be classed as essential.
There is a lot of money spent each year on health and it remains one of the country’s biggest industries.
A typical gym goer could spend on average between £100-300 on gym memberships, clothing, equipment, expensive supplements and also food which help them to remain healthy.
So the question is – why wouldn’t you do this for your body also?
Let’s say we are heading out for a meal or a night on the town (I know – it’s been a while) - we don’t bat an eyelid at the cost of that which is often a minimum of £60……easily.
That’s the same price as a session of therapy which will have endless benefits.
A night out can often be detrimental to your health yet we pile money in to that without thought.
Think about what you spend your money on each month – if there’s something that is currently unnecessary such as alcohol / subscriptions / clothing – why don’t you substitute it out this month and take care of your body?
Prioritise your health
Now, more than ever, is the time to take care of yourself.
Our sport, exercise and usual activity has been taken away and we try and find ways to cope during this tough period, and it can often lead to reduced motivation, reduced activity and using food and alcohol as a crutch.
It has also been a financially hard time for a lot of people but as we start to come out the other side of this – being healthy, pain free and functioning to our fullest is more needed than ever.
LeBron James - NBA superstar is reported to spend $1.5 million dollars per year on his health.
Now we all don’t have that money but it’s the importance of what he is doing
He realises the role of his body to be able to do what he needs to do.
It’s the same with any one, no matter what you do for a living.
Invest in your health and reap the rewards.
You only get one body.
MSK Sports Injury Clinic Newcastle – is open for treatment relating to pain and for therapeutic benefit. Please book online or give us a call to discuss any problems you may be having.
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