With the summer approaching, thousands of individuals and families throughout Atlanta will be raking, tree trimming, and gardening. Our Atlanta chiropractors want to help you keep your spine healthy and functioning correctly as you work tirelessly to make your yard beautiful.
Consider the following recommendations to avoid common yard work injuries this summer.
Injury Prevention Tips
Warm up your body
Before you head outside to work, make sure to give your body enough time to properly warm up. Spend five to ten minutes stretching, performing body squats, lunges, and shoulder exercises to get your ligaments and muscles prepared for the job ahead.
Allow yourself to rest
AICA Atlanta sees many patients who come to our office after a weekend of working on their lawns. Besides not warming up, too many people work for long periods of time without giving themselves a break to rest. Although it’s easy to lose track of time as you focus on your efforts, the potential health risks associated with over straining or overwhelming your body are too great to ignore.
Try to step away from what you are doing every 20 minutes and adjust your position if the particular activity you perform requires repetitive action. For instance, if you are rotating your body to the left side as you rake, pause once in a while to take a drink of water, stretch, and adjust your position so you are now rotating to the right side.
Get a chiropractic adjustment
Being able to follow through with all of your lawn care goals requires a healthy, strong spine. If you are interested in avoiding various injuries and back pain, your spinal joints need to be supported so that they are able to move as fluidly as possible.
Chiropractic adjustments support healthy spinal joint activity and improves flexibility. It is highly recommended to get an adjustment before and after your lawn care efforts. In fact, receiving an adjustment on a weekly basis is the best way to ensure that you’re always in a healthy, ideal position to work outdoors.
Feel The Difference With AICA Atlanta
Come visit us at AICA Atlanta and let our team help you maintain a healthy spine throughout the summer. The key to preventing various injuries and pain is proactive treatment and by obtaining chiropractic care on a regular basis, you are able to keep your body healthy for any outdoor activity or project you have in mind.
Our office is open Monday through Sunday and provides free consultations for those who have never received chiropractic treatment before. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to schedule an appointment.