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 grandkids on the weekends and the muscles in your body that you’re using. We use different sets of muscles during spring than winter.
Even if you’ve taken part in a regular exercise routine over the winter months, you need to take care when you launch into activities such as spring cleaning, building a cubbyhouse with the grandkids or taking them to the local park. 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. Spring and summer sports such as golf, tennis and swimming use different muscles sets than the ones that are used when taking part in winter sports, such as snow skiing, bushwalking and exercising at the gym.
One of the best ways to avoid spring injuries is by warming up with stretches, this will help you to dodge 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 your spring cleaning or helping the grandkids build a treehouse. Slippers and house shoes don’t give you enough grip to avoid a fall from occurring. If you do 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 hands on Physiotherapy services that we provide visit this link.