We are now immersed in winter, and as the cold really sets in, so do those aches, pains and lack of motivation to get up and keep moving!
It is really important to maintain your regular activities, exercise and fitness regime, even in the colder months. Not only does movement and exercise keep your blood flowing and provide oxygen to your tissues, but it reduces stress, improves your mood and helps to regulate your sleep patterns.
If you love exercise and being active and mobile, you don’t have to stop just because you’re in pain. Often, we can help you to modify some of your exercises and activities (like gardening and other physical tasks) so that you can continue to do what you love but without the painful side effects.
Problem solving and getting to the cause of your symptoms is one of the underlying principles of osteopathy- once we identify factors that are contributing to your pain, we can then address them and improve your mobility, flexibility and body mechanics and give you simple advice and management skills to prevent future occurrences. It really is a long term solution that helps you to get the most out of every day- even a cold, wintery one!
Melanie, our Osteopath, is available on Wednesdays at Range Integrative Health. please feel free to call 9754 2062 for advice or a consultation.