Spring Fever ☀️
Spring Fever Is In The Air
Happy Spring! Can you feel it in the air? The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and the air is getting warmer… FINALLY 🙌 That means getting back outside in Minnesota! As we get back outdoors, one of the most common things we see in the clinic is people doing too much too soon. We can’t blame you, it’s just so dang exciting to get out of the house!
Starting new activities after being cooped up all winter and not training for those activities can cause significant pain or lead to injury. Even transitioning indoor activities, like running on a treadmill, to running outdoors without proper training or slow exposure is when an injury can occur.
How can we help at Summit Hill Chiropractic and Physical Therapy?
Chiropractic and physical therapy can both play important roles in preventing injury and when combined have enhancing effects on each other. Here are some ways each of these therapies can help:
Improving joint mobility and alignment: Chiropractors use various techniques to adjust the spine and other joints in the body to improve their mobility and alignment. This can help prevent injuries by reducing stress on the joints and supporting proper movement patterns.
Reducing muscle tension: Chiropractors may also use soft tissue techniques, such as myofascial release or trigger point therapy, to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation. This can help prevent injuries by reducing the risk of muscle strains or spasms.
Providing exercise and lifestyle recommendations: Chiropractors can provide patients with specific exercises and lifestyle recommendations to help prevent injury. For example, they may recommend stretching or strengthening exercises to improve flexibility and reduce the risk of muscle imbalances.
Improving strength and flexibility: Physical therapists work with patients to develop individualized exercise programs that focus on improving strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. This can help prevent injuries by improving the body's ability to withstand stress and resist injury.
Identifying and correcting movement patterns: Physical therapists can assess how a person moves and identify any imbalances or weaknesses that could increase the risk of injury. They can then work with the patient to correct these issues and improve movement patterns.
Providing education and training: Physical therapists can educate patients on injury prevention strategies, such as proper warm-up techniques, stretching, and appropriate footwear. They can also provide training on proper lifting techniques and body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury during daily activities.
Overall, the combination of chiropractic and physical therapy can play important roles in preventing injury by improving mobility, reducing muscle tension and improving strength.
At Summit Hill Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, our team of trained doctors and therapists are ready to help you get back to doing what you love. Whether you’re currently struggling with a nagging injury or you’re looking to improve your overall health.
Are you ready to get back outside?!