We’re in the middle of the Holiday season. While it’s an exciting time of the year it can also be very hectic, which is why you’ll take help wherever you can find it. You’ve come to the right place. How can physiotherapy make a positive difference? Let’s find out.
3 Practical Ways Physiotherapy Can Make Your Holiday Season the Best One Yet
Can Help You Avoid All of the Common Holiday Season Injuries
December is ripe with opportunity for injury.
Even before the holiday season kicks off there are a large variety of winter season events that can lead to an acute physical impairment. These include those that occur from outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating along with slips and falls from simply walking on frost or snow. View more on how physiotherapy can help you both treat and prepare for these injurious scenarios.
Then there is the potential that comes directly from Christmas “activities”, such as those which occur when decorating and preparing the home for the season, and of course the stress that comes from the big build up. View more on the Christmas vacation injuries that you need to be aware of.
Another holiday season activity that can lead to injury, is shopping. While this may seem like a flighty motivation to seek help from a physio, take note that the number of acute injuries sustained from slips, trips, and falls at the mall skyrocket at this time of the year. And let’s not forget the chronic hand and wrist pain from online shopping from Black Friday all the way through until Boxing Day. Then there is the injury risk when driving to and from your local shopping center. Think we’re exaggerating? ICBC reports that crashes in mall parking lots peak in December.
Can Make You a Better Shopper (Seriously)
Shopping and the season are synonymous. We touched on how physiotherapy can help you prevent and treat injuries sustained while involved in consumer activity, but did you know that it can actually enhance your shopping performance as well? You’d better believe it!
Through physiotherapy you will achieve an unprecedented level of core and overall physical fitness. That’s a given. But physiotherapy can also help you reboot and refresh after the daily onslaught of holiday shopping and errands. View more on how physical therapy can enhance your shopping experience during this special time of the year.
Can Help You Help Others Through the Gift of Physiotherapy
Generosity, kindness, caring, and goodwill towards others. This what the spirit of the Holiday season is all about. While it’s nice to channel this towards loved ones by placing the latest and greatest gadgets under the tree, there is one gift that shows them you really care – physiotherapy. That’s right, pre-booking a physiotherapy consultation and follow-up sessions for a special friend or family member is a great idea for a holiday season gift. For one, there’s a very good chance that they need it as a new study conducted by the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has found that one in three Canadians suffer from back pain. Another report from Stats Canada found that in a given year well over 4 million Canadians suffer an injury severe enough to limit their usual activities. So yes, whomever you have in mind for this thoughtful gift needs it, and will appreciate it! View more on why you should give the gift of physiotherapy this Christmas.