The arrival of spring doesn’t just mean a change in the weather, it also means a change in the activities that you’re doing with the family and kids on the weekends and the types of muscles that you’re using. We use different sets of muscles during spring than winter.
Even if you’ve exercised regularly over winter, you need to take care when you launch into activities such as spring cleaning, making a cubby house with the kids in the backyard or summer sports. Sprains and strains can occur when you’re cleaning and lifting, there is also the danger that you may slip or fall on wet floors or slippery surfaces. Sports such as golf, tennis and swimming use different muscles sets than the ones that are used playing netball and training at the gym.
One of the best ways to avoid spring injuries is by warming up with stretches, this will help you to bypass injuries such as strained or sprained muscles and tendons. If you’re faced with a heavy load you can push, rather than lift it. When you’re spring cleaning, avoid turning and leaning over at the same time, so that you don’t put extra stress on your spine. This will help you to prevent a back injury from occurring.
Make sure that you consider your footwear when you’re spring cleaning or helping the kids build a cubby house. Slippers and house shoes don’t give you enough grip to avoid a fall from occurring. If you do happen to experience any difficulties or issues when taking part in any of these activities you can make a booking with one of our Physios at any of our locations. To find out more about the services that we provide visit this link.