How Chiropractic Care Can Help Gardeners

When the warmer weather returns many people turn to outdoor activities. Some people enjoy certain sports, other love to garden and keep their properties as attractive as possible.

People don’t realize that gardening can involve all types of strenuous activity. While planting new shrubs, taking leaves or trimming bushes; all these activities can have an impact on our musculoskeletal health. When you are improving the appearance of your property , it often comes at a cost.

Chiropractic care is a great way to put our bodies in the possible position to promote positive musculoskeletal health outcomes. The excessive amount of bending over to tend to plant , lifting heavy bags so soil, straining to garden and water plants , and all other movements that are a part of gardening can lead to extreme problems with the alignment of our musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors can restore alignment and mobility of the spine and stretch out affected muscles so we can carry out these activities and avoid misalignment.

Chiropractors can also help you form a stretching and exercise routine that will help our bodies adjust to the requirements of gardening. A light warm up can help the blood flow into our muscles , allowing them to contract so limber up before gardening.

With the right assistance from a chiropractor, gardening does not have to present nearly the threat that it normally does.

Dr. Dave Wilson
Oakpark Chiropractic

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