Full Physiotherapy Services
At Highland Physio we do what works. With emphasis on one-on-one treatment, advanced manual therapy and education we will get you back to health.
Our services include: Complex musculo-skeletal caseloads, Walk/Run Analysis and Orthotics/Footwear, Sports Specific Rehab, Vestibular/Vertigo-Balance Disorders. We also treat neck pain (headaches), back pain (sciatica), arthritic conditions. We have extensive experience treating sprains/strains of the shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand and hip, knee, ankle/foot. Learn more about our services here.
Serving, Dundas, Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford, Burlington, and Flamborough since 2000. Contact us here.
Our staff of highly educated and dedicated professionals are ready to serve your health needs. Meet our staff here.
Rake Rake Rake Your Leaves
Tis the season for raking endless leaves, these 5 tips will help keep you safe
1) Wait for the full fall: Before you reach for your rake, It's better to plan one big rake job. Quick, small clean-ups may tempt you to take safety shortcuts that could spell trouble in the form of slips, falls, and sore muscles.
2) Choose your tools wisely: The right rake for you may not be the right rake for someone else. Shop around for one that is a comfortable fit for your height.
3) Dress the part: Wear lightweight clothes that keep you warm enough without trapping sweat you may build up. Shoes should be supportive and comfortable. Slip on a pair of sturdy gloves featuring grip material to help keep your hands around the rake handle.
4) Do a pre-rake warm-up: It may not seem like a workout, but you can burn nearly 300 calories during an hour of raking! Walk around a bit before you start so your blood gets flowing. Do a couple of stretches to prevent straining the muscles of your shoulders, neck, and back.
5) Practice proper raking posture: To keep your neck and back happy, stand upright and rake leaves to the side of you, alternating dominant hand now and then. Bend at the knees - not the waist - when picking up piles of gathered leaves. And avoid twisting to toss leaves. Instead, step to the side so your whole body switches position, not just your shoulders and back.
Take rake breaks:Take a rest every 10 to 15 minutes. Sip on water to stay hydrated and stretch to release tension you may have built up.
Happy Fall Everyone
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