The Holidays can lead to or worsen injuries. Here are some helpful hints on how to keep yourself injury free or reduce pre-existing pain this holiday season to keep you moving and celebrating with your family and friends.
We here at Actin Physiotherapy love the holiday season whether it be enjoying the sight of Christmas decorations, opening gifts, loading up on cookies and dinners, partying the night away or getting away for warmer weather. However you like to enjoy your Christmas we want you able to enjoy those moments to the fullest.
We all know the joys of gift giving and eating those delicious holiday food or awaiting a long anticipated vacation but with that also come long waits in line to purchase those gifts, getting on planes or standing over the stove and oven to make food. There can also be heavy lifting carrying all those gifts, pots and pans of food, and for those on holiday; luggage.
If possible keep standing in moderation.
Take breaks with a spouse or friend while standing in line shopping.
Prepare food while sitting at the kitchen table in between watching the stove.
If carrying heavy objects, remember to keep them close to your body and be mindful to lift with your knees and hips avoiding twisting motions while keeping pressure off your back. Try to spread lifting to smaller loads rather than giant piles and use stools and ladders to avoid over stretching and potential falls. When decorating indoors and outdoors remember to avoid clutter and potential tripping hazards and have someone hold ladders firmly at the bottom as extra support.
For those of you heading outdoors or dancing the night away, we recommend flats or sturdy boots over heels to prevent ankle sprains from tripping on patches of ice or other people’s feet. If heels are a must, we recommend carrying them in an oversized bag and wearing boots when walking to your destination and swapping them out once you have arrived.
For overall health we always recommend that no matter what you are doing this holiday season to stay hydrated, well fed (within moderation), getting plenty of sleep, and exercise.
Happy Holidays and Stay Safe!
With the new expansion the Actin Physiotherapy and Wellness clinic and growing demand for our services we made the decision to expand our team to better meet the needs of our customers. We are ecstatic to welcome Sarah Pepper and Stephanie Chang to the Actin Physiotherapy administrative team.
Stephanie has years of experience in data entry and photography working at a photography company.
Both Stephanie and Sarah are graduates from the University of British Columbia.
Sarah has years of work experience as an administrator working at a law office.
Sarah and Stephanie will be working the front of house with clients to answer any inquiries you may have.
We’ve Moved Locations!
Actin Physiotherapy has been proud to serve the Richmond Community since 2015 and in that time little team has expanded and we needed a larger facility to meet the growing demand for our services and to better serve you, our loyal clients. Therefore we are happy to announce that starting in October we have moved to a new space at 1105-11980Hammersmith Way, Richmond conveniently located near Ironwood and Coppersmith Plaza near Steveston Highway. We look forward to welcoming you to our newly renovated clinic!
Actin Physiotherapy is now offering shockwave therapy!! Shockwave is a non invasive treatment to promote accelerated recovery of soft tissue, bone, heel, and joint pain. Conditions that may benefit from shockwave therapy include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, scar tissue treatment, tennis elbow, and jumpers knee. Be sure to contact us to book your session at our Richmond clinic. We offer customized treatment programs that are catered to your needs. We are easily accessible and have state of the art facilities. Come experience the benefits of personalized physiotherapy.
The four muscles of the rotator cuff are supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. Together these muscles assist with internal rotation, external rotation, and shoulder abduction.
Rotator cuff injuries can occur to these tissues. Risk of rotator cuff injury in higher among people who preform repetitive shoulder movements for work or recreational activities.
Be sure to contact us with any questions you may have regarding shoulder or other types of injuries. We are proud to offer one-to-one physiotherapy treatments in our state of the art facility in Richmond, BC.
Manu Nijjar, Registered Physiotherapist and Owner of Actin Physiotherapy, recently provided a free seminar on back pain in Richmond, British Columbia. Back pain is one of the most common causes of disability worldwide. It is a leading cause of missed work and chronic pain. The lumbar spine corresponds to the area we commonly refer to as our lower back. We have five lumbar vertebrae in this region. Some of the causes of lumbar spine pain include spinal stenosis and disc herniation. If you are experiencing back pain, be sure to contact Actin Physiotherapy in Richmond, British Columbia. We will perform a detailed physiotherapy assessment and develop a personalized treatment program tailored to your need