Now that spring has sprung we are able to get ourselves outside to enjoy the warmer weather. For many there can be nothing more satisfying than pottering around in the garden, tending the flowers and vegetables with the promise of a barbeque and a few cold beers at the end of a hard day’s work.
As with all physical activities however, gardening should be undertaken sensibly and safely, and in a way that minimises the risk of overwork and injury. However much we love our gardens, we should ensure that our own health and wellbeing is not sacrificed for their sake.
The good news is there are lots of simple things you can do to help look after yourself whilst in the garden. Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts:
The most common causes of aches and pains due to gardening or other physical activities are minor joint sprains, muscle spasms or inflammations which can be effectively managed by treatment and advice from a physical therapist or practitioner, such as an osteopath. You don’t need a GP referral to see an osteopath as they are primary health care practitioners and are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of conditions such as low back pain.
Chatteris Osteopaths are experts in the management and treatment of all types of aches and pain. In addition to hands-on treatment they also offer lifestyle advice such as exercise and posture to help put patients back in control of their own health.
If you’d like to know more, then contact Chatteris Osteopaths for a free 15-min assessment where you can discuss your condition with a qualified osteopath. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity, give Chatteris Osteopaths a call now (01354 694050) and get yourself back on track and back to keeping your garden in tip top shape!