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Enjoy the Best of Winter & Avoid Injuries With Chiropractic Care

Shoveling snowIf you’re like many Wisconsinites, you embrace the brisk winter season, whether you’re hitting the slopes or perfecting loops on the ice skating rink. However, these sports can come with the risk of injuries. Not only can fresh powder pursuits and rink time result in injuries but shoveling snow can as well.

At M.Y. Life Health Center, we want to help you avoid injuries so you can embrace those frosty forecasts and enjoy the best of winter.

The Challenge of Shoveling Snow

Winter safety goes beyond recreational activities—it starts right at our doorsteps with the daunting task of shoveling snow. The heavy and wet snow can take a toll on our bodies, especially if we are not used to rigorous exercise or proper lifting techniques. Many people have lower back injuries due to improper snow lifting and throwing techniques.

Chiropractic care plays a vital role in maintaining the health and function of our joints, including the spine. Even the most active individuals experience tension and stress in certain spinal segments. Chiropractors work to identify and address these areas, ensuring pain-free motion and optimal function. This allows individuals to perform tasks like lifting their kids or shoveling snow without experiencing pain or discomfort.

Warming Up: A Crucial Step

Like any other physical activity, warming up is essential before engaging in winter sports or shoveling snow. It’s important not to rush into intense activities without preparing our bodies. Before heading out, take a few moments to perform lower back stretches, such as pulling your knees to your chest and swaying back and forth. These simple warm-up exercises can help prevent strains, sprains, and other injuries commonly associated with winter activities.

Chiropractic Adjustments for Balance and Proprioception

Maintaining balance is crucial for skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating enthusiasts. Every fall or rough landing puts pressure on our spine, potentially affecting our overall balance. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve balance and proprioception—our body’s sense of position and movement in space. By enhancing these aspects, chiropractic care contributes to stability during winter sports and overall well-being.

So whether you are hitting the slopes or venturing onto the ice, consider incorporating chiropractic care into your winter sports routine. By keeping your joints healthy, warming up properly, and receiving regular adjustments, you can enjoy your winter adventures while minimizing the risk of injuries.

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


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