5 Holiday Tips From Palm Coast Physical Therapy

During the holidays, we’re looking forward to spending time with family, traveling, and attending events; our lives tend to be a bit more hectic. With all of the extra festivities and travel, injuries often coincide.

Tip #1
When traveling for long distances, whether by car, plane, or other means, we can become somewhat cramped up in small spaces. It’s wise to take breaks, get up and stretch or move and to get the muscles moving and the blood circulating to prevent injuries. Moving throughout the trip can help limit stress on the spine, shoulders, neck, back, and hips.

Tip #2
Slips and falls are more common this time of year. Be careful and use extra caution if it’s snowing or if there is ice on the ground, steps, and pavement. When you enter a building or your home, make sure you get the majority of wet snow off of your shoes to avoid slipping as well.

Tip #3
It’s also essential to think about the heavy luggage or large gifts that you’ll need to lift in and out of the car or place in the overhead bin. Is it too heavy? Do you know how to lift it correctly? Lifting from the waist is not a good idea as it can put extreme stress on your back. Bending your legs is the proper way to lift heavier objects. Try to pack as lightly as possible and ask for help if you’ve got several bags.

Tip #4
For exercise and sports enthusiasts, the winter months can be refreshing, but with the frigid temperatures, muscles can cramp and tear more easily. It’s best to exercise outside only when your body is warmed up correctly, and it’s imperative to wear the proper attire to keep warm. Exercising indoors is best as it can help to alleviate some of these injuries.

Tip #5
Be proactive—get PT if you’ve injured yourself, or if you are suffering from a chronic issue. If you’ve developed a backache, sore shoulder, knee pain, or a sprained ankle or other musculoskeletal disorders, physical therapy can help significantly. Perhaps you’re having trouble regaining strength after surgery or hospitalization. Or you’re working to regain abilities lost due to a stroke or a workplace injury. Palm Coast Physical Therapy can be the solution to getting you back to doing the things you love.

Services provided at Palm Coast PT:
• Orthopedic rehabilitation
• Neck and back pain
• Upper and lower extremity injuries
• Sports rehabilitation
• Lymphedema
• Post-rehabilitation exercise and wellness programs
• Dizziness

Did you know you DON’T Need a Referral for Physical Therapy?
Florida is a “direct access” state, meaning patients can schedule physical therapy without having to see a doctor first, if they do not choose to use insurance.

Palm Coast PT
Palm Coast PT’s personalized approach is a big key to their success at creating lasting patient and physician relationships. They offer one-on-one patient care and develop treatment programs based on each individual’s needs. Their two Doctors of Physical Therapy solely provide treatment. They not only focus specifically on the patient’s treatment diagnosis but also on the body as a whole, giving patients high-quality outcomes with fewer therapy visits required. They believe in clinical excellence with a strong focus on continuing education and manual therapy. They have extensive training in manual therapy, orthopedics, vestibular (balance and dizziness) rehabilitation, and neuromuscular re-education (addressing stroke and neurological conditions), giving them a solid foundation to treat all musculoskeletal disorders with high patient satisfaction.

Palm Coast PT’s warm and friendly clinic is privately owned and operated by a physical therapist, which enables them to focus on individualized, high-quality patient care. They believe in the “patient first” mentality and focus on creating a sense of well-being for all of their patients. Palm Coast PT’s patients are like family, and they give them the very best of care!

To begin your journey to healing, contact
them today at (239) 430-0123 or visit
palmcoastphysicaltherapy.com.

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