We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy New Year!
In this newsletter we have a few tips for reducing the load on your back and neck over the festive period.
Nora Mulcahy has worked in the clinic over the past two years. She is now going to Japan for the winter season (treating skiiers) and we look forward to welcoming her back to the clinic in May 2014.
We are delighted to welcome Adrian Bins to the team who will be covering in her absence.
REDUCING THE LOAD IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS
At this time of year, on top of your normal workload; more time is spent standing, lifting and carrying shopping, not to mention attending more social functions than normal. As a result any old lower back and neck niggles can be exacerbated. If possible try to pace yourself. Here are a few tips to help reduce the load on your back. As we say prevention is better than cure!
Tips to reduce the load on your back and help to prevent low back pain:
When shopping or standing for long periods:
Wear low heeled, well cushioned shoes.
Try not to hold the same position for too long.
When standing at a bar use the footrest to put your foot on. This flattens your back and reduces the stress through the low back.
If shopping all day take frequent breaks to sit down.
Avoid carrying heavy bags for long periods.
Bend your knees, feet astride, pick up the object and hold it close to your body with your back straight and use your knees to stand up. This protects your spine.
Hopefully you will have a happy and pain free Christmas break.
Should you need any physio over the Christmas period, our clinic opening hours are:
Monday 23rd December – as normal
Tuesday 24th December – 9am – 1pm
Friday 27th December – closed
Monday 30th December – 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 31st December – 9am – 1pm
Thursday 2nd January – 9am – 1pm
Friday 3rd January – 9am – 1pm
We will return to normal on Monday 6th January.
A reminder for anyone going skiing – we fit off the shelf and made to measure Ossue knee braces.
For further information please call us on: 020 7497 8974