FALL SEASONAL INJURIES
- BACK STRAINS
- SLIP AND FALLS
- JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN
Fall is the time of the year many of us prepare the lawn for winter. But, unfortunately, the bent-over twisting motion can trigger and cause stress on the lower back. Try to stretch and take your time with small breaks in between. Be careful. If your discomfort lingers; a PT can help.
Spring cleaning is a great way to recharge and get your house back in order, however organizing closets and cleaning out the basement can create achy, stiff joints, and tight muscles. If you ever find yourself in pain that just won’t go away, consider having a physical therapist look at the problem area and give you some tips for reducing pain!
Of the nearly 144,000 skiing injuries reported per year, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the most common. Tears or ruptures of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) of the knee are some of the most debilitating injuries and often require surgery.
When skiing or skating, it is very easy to break your wrist or fingers. The straps of the ski pole could lead to an injury to your wrist or a tear to the ligaments of your thumb. Skier’s thumb is a common injury that occurs when skiers fall awkwardly on their hands while holding a ski pole.