Spring is here! We finally place our winter gear in storage, rotate out the snow tires, and plant some seedlings. With all the energy and care we give to these external necessities and activities, it can be easy to overlook our own well-being.
As we transition into warmer weather and emerge from hibernation mode, the body itself may be needing some attention. Your local physical therapist is here to help! You may think of your PT as your "human mechanic." Anyone can benefit from a visit to the PT for a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, encompassing orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, and women's health.
At Jade Integrated Health, a treatment session with a PT is an individualized approach to healing. Sessions will often consist of a combination of manual therapies (joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, and more) to improve alignment and reduce pain, neuromuscular re-education to re-wire the nervous system for more optimal movement patterns, and therapeutic exercise prescriptions to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall function.
Are you looking to get back into any springtime sports or leisure activities? From hitting the hiking trail to swinging a golf club, an appointment or two with a PT may provide some insights and inspiration in your movements.
Feel free to try the essential 6 movements of the spine, a wonderful daily practice to regain flexibility and improve posture!
Standing Cat / Cow
Standing Twist to the Right and Left
Standing Side Bend to the Right and Left
Give yourself the gift of a tune-up at the clinic, and stay tuned here for more daily practices to cultivate body awareness and optimal alignment!