How to Avoid Injury While Working in the Garden
Before yesterday’s downpour, we had a fabulous day of sunshine and warmer weather in Southern Ontario. Did you spend Saturday cleaning up your yard? If so, did you think of stretching before you pulled on your gloves and got to work?
Many homeowners don’t, which is why, according to the Ontario Chiropractic Association, “gardening is the most common source of back and neck pain reported by patients in the warmer months.”
So remember, when the warmer returns, ease into your activities and follow these tips from the Ontario Chiropractic Association.
Here are some Tips for a Healthy Back in the Garden from the Ontario Chiropractic Association.
- Have the right tools for the task at hand.
- Ensure you drink plenty of fluids.
- Alternate between light and heavy jobs.
- Lift correctly.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Heavy loads should be shared.
- Your feed should be protected with thick-soled supportive shoes.
- Before you start, warm up your muscles.
- Avoid muscle strain, learn the right techniques.
- Change positions frequently.
- Kneel to plant and weed.
- Spinal check-ups can help keep your back healthy.
How Can Ajax Chiropractors and Ajax Massage Therapy Help with Your Low Back Pain?
Chiropractic treatment relieves low back pain using effective clinical tools like manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, exercise, patient education and rehabilitation.
Extensively trained in spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), chiropractors are proficient in providing specialized care which has been proven effective in reducing pain, improving function, and decreasing the chances of low back pain becoming a chronic condition.
Ajax chiropractors Dr. John Noble and Dr. Mark Fera can provide education on your spine and posture and create a personalized treatment plan for your low back pain designed to ease pain and lower your risk of recurrence.
Therapeutic massage therapy is also available at our clinic by Ajax massage therapists Rolf Castanheiro and Jessica Raedisch. Call 905-427-3202 to book an appointment.