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HD Physical Therapy Offers Tips to Avoid Aches & Pains this Holiday Season
*When cooking or baking, stand on a padded surface such as a rug or mat. Standing for prolonged periods on a hard surface can lead to back pain and fatigue. It's also important to avoid hunching over when preparing food. Maintaining good posture, and keeping a tight core, will help you avoid backaches.
*When lifting or carrying packages, test the weight by pushing it with your foot first. Carry packages in small loads instead of all at once, and always lift with your legs, not your back.
*Remember to move and stretch. We often sit in the same position when working from home, online shopping, wrapping gifts or even looking at your phone. Try to stop and get up when possible, stretch, move around and get your blood flowing to avoid stiffness.
*Don't neglect exercise! With a busy holiday schedule, cold weather and shorter days, it can be tempting to skip your workout. However, it's still important to get regular exercise for your mind and body. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and other mood disorders, are often exacerbated during the holiday season and exercise can help keep them at bay. Also people tend to consume more sugar and fat this time of year and exercise can help you avoid the holiday weight and keep your muscles and joints healthy.
The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are fully open and accepting new patients, in Wakefield & Burlington, Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm. We are offering one-on-one, in-clinic visits and telehealth services. There are no waiting lists for new patients, we are conveniently located right off major highways and we accept every health insurance plan. We are continuing to follow all recommended safety precautions. Please visit our 'COVID-19 & Physical Therapy' webpage for more information, and never hesitate to call our offices.
At HD Physical Therapy, we are committed to the health and happiness of our patients. Everyday we work to restore each person's maximal function with consistency and compassion. Offering distinctive, inventive and proven rehabilitation treatment, our devoted professionals strive to deliver a successful and enjoyable experience to every patient we meet. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please visit https://www.HDPTonline.com and follow us on all social media.
Lauren J. D'Addario