Autumn top tips

Autumn Top Tips

Raking the leaves – when you have raked your leaves and are picking them up just make sure you bend your knees, keep your back straight, start breathing out before you actually lift, and that will help you keep hold of your conkers!

 

 

Wheelbarrows – Set the wheelbarrow in the direction you want to go before you fill it.  This saves your back from awkward twisting when it is heavy.

 

 

 

 

Moving outdoor plant pots – please take care because these can stick to the patio/decking/lawn and become much heavier to move than you think.  Test the pot by trying to move it with your leg first to see that it is not stuck.  We see lots of patients who  haven’t followed this advice!

Rome wasn’t built in a day!  Try to avoid the stoic temptation of readying your entire garden for winder in just one day.  Ignoring your body when it says it is tired will contribute to postural fatigue and potential injury.

 

 

Enjoy an autumn stroll.  Be aware that walking on slippery ground tightens the hip flexor muscles, which could compress your back.  A simple solution – after the walk stretch your hip flexors by putting one leg behind the other and scooping your pelvis forwards – see below:

Enjoy an autumn stroll.  Be aware that walking on slippery ground tightens the hip flexor muscles, which could compress your back.  A simple solution – after the walk stretch your hip flexors by putting one leg behind the other and scooping your pelvis forwards.

 

Movember

This is a time to think about us menfolk for a change!

Take the Move Challenge and get physically active during Movember.  Follow this link for further details of how to support this Charity. https://uk.movember.com/get-involved/move.

If you would like to take up the challenge and move for Movember, then join us for our outreach walk around Ifield village on Sunday the 13th of November.

Or you could sign up for four Pilates sessions at Bridgeham Clinic and we will give you a 10% discount and donate 10% to the Movember Foundation.

Christmas is coming!

Please try to wrap your Christmas presents on a table rather than the floor.  The last thing you need is a bad back for Christmas.

Most of you are now aware that the decision has been made that Bridgeham will not be developing Lychgate Cottage.  For now, Bridgeham Clinic will continue at Rectory Farmhouse, but will move to new premises at County Oak in the New Year.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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