Winter in New England presents opportunity for outdoor recreational activities as well as unwanted exercise in the form of snow shoveling the walk and driveway.
Whether it’s work or play that brings you outside, remember to stretch before excursion. It helps you avoid muscle spasms, strains and tears to soft tissue, ligaments and muscles, which are more prone to injury when not properly warmed up.
Also, be mindful of your posture and technique. Neck pain, knee pain and back pain often result from improper or excessive lifting and bending.
If you overdo it, get plenty of rest and hydration and call me to help determine if ice, heat or a visit to the office are your best bet for a speedy recovery.