Christmas Holiday Tips to Stay Injury Free
Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield provides servicing to many near by Inner West suburbs including Belmore, Strathfield and Croydon park. See our weekly blog below if you are interested in new research, facts, general information or ideas.
Are you busy with the week leading up to Christmas? The unfortunate fact is many people develop some form of musculoskeletal injury over the holiday season. Especially with the majority of health funds restarting calendar year, make time for yourself & visit us to be pain free this holiday season.
Here are some tips to get you through the Christmas holidays:
Christmas holidays commonly entail travelling up or down the country to spend time with relatives and family. Get that niggling back and neck pain checked out before you leave. Long drives may irritate a spinal injury. Physiotherapy can help restore joint and muscle problems, as well as an exercise program to help you over the holidays.
The body is designed to move. Sitting for an extended period in the car can therefore irritate the previously injured body part. Divide your journey into short segments of two hours or less. As well as avoiding fatigue, this will allow the body to move and therefore reduce aggravations.
Avoid heavy lifting over the holidays. If heavy lifting is inevitable – have a friend or family member help to reduce the load on your body and prevent an aggravation.
Hours upon hours of cutting, chopping and peeling veggies are ahead. Tasks like this can stress and strain the body. Tips to avoid problems include changing positions from sitting and standing, standing with one foot forward or on a stool, and have a family member assist with the load.
When taking the 10-kg turkey out of the oven, be sure to bend your knees or kneel down. Your discs and joints don’t like when you bend at your back, so instead, bend at your knees.
On behalf of Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield, I would like to thank everyone for your continued support this past year. Every client is more than just a client, we are a family in and out of the clinic. The family will continue to grow, and momentous changes are coming in the New Year of 2018. Stay tuned, have a MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR and a painless holiday time.
Our Christmas Trading Hours:
25th Tuesday (Christmas Day) – Closed
26th Wednesday (Boxing day) – Closed
27th Thursday – normal hours
28th Friday – normal hours
29th Saturday – normal hours
31st Monday– normal hours
1st Tuesday (New Year’s Day) – Closed