Georgiy Sekretaryuk
December 7, 2020
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How Physiotherapy Can Make You a Better Shopper

Shopping Physio

It’s the Holiday season. With the decorating out of the way you need to switch most of your focus to buying gifts for friends, family, and workplace Secret Santa shindigs. 

While for most of us shopping is a casual affair, others take it very seriously. To them the experience is as physical as any competitive activity on the court, track, or field. Are you among them? Is the local mall your arena? Then you may want to consider seeking shopping performance enhancement through physiotherapy. Here’s how we can help!

3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Enhance Your Shopping Experience During the Holiday Season


Enhanced Physical Fitness for the Mall

Malls and shopping centers during the Holiday season are cutthroat. You must be in peak physical condition to navigate through the packs of rabid moms and dads with sugarplum-infused kids in tow. 

You must maintain a steady pace, while being able to pivot when someone gets in your path. You must be able to reach for elusive items on the top shelf and those tucked (intentionally hidden?) way down on the bottom without a pinched nerve to get in your way. You must be prepared to stand in long lines for hours on end while gripping on to horizontal stacks of shopping bags at both sides of your body. 

Preparation through physiotherapy is the key. A physiotherapist will work with you to enhance core strength, improve your manner of walking, and ensure that your body is ready for battle at the “Coliseum”. But there’s more – keep reading.

Helps You Avoid Common Shopping Injuries

You cannot achieve peak physical performance when injuries get in the way. Unfortunately shopping can cause and/or aggravate a number of injuries. Here is a list of the most commonly reported ailments:

  • Acute injuries from slips, trips, and falls
  • Chronic hand and wrist pain
  • Acute injuries from motor vehicle accidents in shopping district parking lots

All of the above can not only be treated, but prevented, through physiotherapy. View more on the most common shopping injuries during the Holiday season and how physiotherapy can help.

Helps You Reboot (for More!)

No matter how much of a seasoned shopping veteran you consider yourself to be, it’s an exhausting experience at this time of the year. At the end of the day you’re out of gas, but must jump right back into the gauntlet tomorrow. When you make physiotherapy a part of your life this won’t be a problem. Why? In addition to what we’ve addressed above, physiotherapy helps you reboot/refresh so that you’re ready for action each and every day. It accomplishes this important daily requirement but helping you get a better sleep each and every night. View more on the 5 ways physiotherapy can help you get a good night’s rest and check out our article on how physio will also improve your mood this winter.


Do you live in Greater Vancouver? Be sure to schedule a consultation at our Burnaby clinic before your next trip to Lougheed, Brentwood, Metrotown or other area mall!

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