Tips for Enjoying an Injury-Free Holiday Season
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration. However, amidst the hustle and bustle and seasonal festivities, injuries can occur. As we navigate through this joyful yet hectic period, it's crucial to be aware of common injuries sustained around the holidays and how to prevent them.
If you or a loved one does happen to sustain an injury, ProFysio Physical Therapy is always here to help. Give us a call at (732) 812-5200 to schedule an appointment.
1. Slips and Falls
Icy sidewalks and wet floors are a common cause of slips and falls during the holiday season. These accidents can lead to sprains, fractures, and more severe injuries. To prevent these, always wear shoes with good traction when walking outside. Inside, clean up spills immediately and keep walkways clear of clutter.
2. Back Injuries
Whether it's lifting heavy packages or decorating homes, back injuries are common during the holidays. Proper lifting techniques are essential to prevent these injuries – remember to always bend at your knees (not your waist) and try not to twist your body while lifting.
3. Car Accidents
With increased travel during the holidays, car accidents are unfortunately more common. Always drive safely, obey traffic laws, and never drink and drive.
4. Cooking Injuries
From burns to cuts, cooking injuries spike during the holiday season. Always use caution in the kitchen, keep children away from hot surfaces and sharp objects, and never leave your cooking unattended.
5. Sports Injuries
Holiday sports games can lead to unexpected injuries. Make sure to always warm up before any physical activity, wear appropriate gear, and don't push yourself beyond your limits.
We’re Here When You Need Us
If you do find yourself dealing with an injury this holiday season, it's essential to seek professional help promptly. Physical therapy can play a significant role in recovering from these injuries, helping to restore function, reduce pain, and prevent further damage to the affected area.
Our highly trained physical therapists provide one-on-one care, utilizing the latest technology and advanced equipment. Stay safe, be aware of potential hazards, and enjoy the holiday season – we’ll be on standby if you need us!
Contact us today to consult with a physical therapist.