Mobility for Colder Months
The winter months can get cold and snowy in Virginia. At Chesapeake Wellness Center, Dr. Gutekunst offers several techniques and strategies to help you and your loved ones stay healthy and active all season long. If you are hoping to avoid common winter aches and pains, we are here to help you every step of the way.
Avoiding Slips and Falls
Snow, ice, and road treatments (including salt and sand) are common winter hazards. Unfortunately, slips and falls in winter weather are common causes of back pain, neck pain, and other acute injuries. Protect your health this season by knowing how to prevent slips and falls. Here are a few things you can do when walking on a potentially slippery surface:
- Always wear sturdy shoes with non-slip soles
- Don't keep your hands in your pockets. Hold your hands out slightly away from you in a "T" shape to improve your balance.
- If there is a railing nearby, use it
- Take shorter, flat-footed steps while keeping your knees slightly bent
- Use extra caution when getting in and out of a vehicle or while carrying something
Start Your Winter Chores With a Warm-Up Routine
Whether you are shoveling your driveway, scraping ice off your windshield, or gearing up for a cross-country ski adventure, it is important to prepare your body for the demands of outdoor activities. To avoid injury, get your muscles warm, your blood flowing, and your joints mobile before physical activity.
Before gearing up in your layered winter gear, try some light movements like arm and leg swings. Our chiropractor in Chesapeake can also show you how to modify certain activities to avoid re-aggravating old injuries and improve your body mechanics.
Enjoy the Season Safely with Chiropractic Care
A one-on-one visit with a chiropractor is a great way to start or end your year. Our Chesapeake chiropractor will perform a full-body assessment and alert you to any hidden postural imbalances, mobility limitations, or other issues that could increase your risk of an injury.
Chiropractic care offers natural, non-invasive services that help you meet your health goals, whether those goals are to reduce pain, improve energy levels, increase athletic performance, manage stress, or simply feel better in your daily life. From exercises to sleep hygiene techniques to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Gutekunst offers personalized services to help you feel your best and find relief from common winter aches and pains.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care in Chesapeake, VA
Contact Chesapeake Wellness Center to have the healthy winter season that you deserve. If you have questions about our services or would like to schedule a consultation, call our team today at (757) 549-1664 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.