Tis' the season

Authored by Laura Cruz - Physiotherapist.

What can I do to avoid back pain during the holidays?

  • Try and keep up with your usual exercise to avoid a huge drop in activity levels
  • If you don’t regularly exercise, think about starting in the New Year. Exercise and keeping active is important to reduce the risk of back pain
  • If you need to do lots of shopping for Christmas, try not to do too much in one go. Pace yourself
  • If you’re out and about in the shops make sure you are lifting heavy items with the correct technique. Ask for help if you need it!

What should I do if I hurt my back?

  • Try and avoid bed rest as this has been shown to cause muscle loss, weakness and reduced range of movement
    See a physiotherapist too ensure you are seeking the right treatment
    See a pharmacist if you need to take analgesics

Please contact us on 9301 4711 if you would like to book an appointment or find out more information.

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