It is almost that time of year where the colorful leaves have all fallen and the winter weather is here to stay. With the change of season comes changes in our bodies, especially those with arthritis and other stiff joints. At Dynamix Physical Therapy, we have four helpful tips that our elite therapists recommend doing this wintry season to make sure you stay healthy and pain-free during the cooler weather and holidays.
1. Stay Active—Establish a good walking routine whether in a church gymnasium, park, or mall.
2. Stretch—Stretches are best if held 30-60 seconds. For a guided list of stretches, check out this blog post.
3. Hydrate—A good goal is to shoot for half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should drink 70 ounces of water each day.
4. Listen to your body—If your stiffness doesn’t improve with the suggestions above, call one of your Dynamix Physical Therapy clinics to schedule a consultation with one of our many manually-trained physical therapists.
To schedule an appointment, call 731-613-2214 and our excellent customer care coordinators will connect you with the closest clinic near you. You can also find a list of all twelve locations throughout the West Tennessee area by visiting dynamix.life.