Winter Safety for Your Body
Safety during this frigid, slippery time of year is always a priority. If you’re one who still likes to be out and about during the winter months, make sure the conditions will support your safety. Be aware of your surroundings and if it’s too cold or too slippery, opt for indoor physical activity. If you do choose to go out, make sure you’re taking smaller steps, wear good shoes with tread, shuffle when walking, and do what you can to avoid falling in as many ways as possible. Many of us might think that we’re only injured if we wipe out or fall, but we can also get injured if/when you ‘almost’ slip and fall and twist your back, shoulders, or neck. In both of these instances, you can be hurt and not even realize it. Pain can come on over a period of time and worsen as well; in that case, don’t hesitate to come in and get realigned, learn new stretches, and start strengthening to get you as healthy as possible. Click to listen as Doctor of Physical Therapy Brianna Hoffarth explains more tips on winter safety for your body.