As Mother’s Day approaches our chiropractors at Pure Chiropractic in Staines want to make sure that all mums out there are doing everything they can to keep their backs safe. It’s not uncommon for our team to treat mums who are suffering back pain that could have been avoided by following some simple pieces of advice.
Mother’s of babies and young toddlers are especially vulnerable to back problems. These mums often underestimate the strain that lifting and carrying their little ones places on their backs. Unfortunately it’s not just lifting and carrying that can lead to problems. Other activities such as pushing a pram or pushchair, playing with your little one or during feeding are just some activities that can lead to problems.
Maintaining a good posture and taking care of your back when undertaking these activities is vital to protect your self from injury. Here is our advice:
- Developing your core strength, increasing your level of fitness and muscle tone can reduce the likelihood of injury. Your chiropractor, GP or health care provider can help advise you on exercises to help you achieve these things.
- Incorporating stretching into your daily routine can help keep your back in line.
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time. Take regular breaks from sitting, get up , walk about and do a few stretches.
- When you are sitting be mindful of your posture. Make sure as much of your body is in contact with the chair as possible and keep your knees lower than your hips.
Our team at Pure Chiropractic wish all Mums the very best Mother’s Day. If you think the daily strain of being a mum is taking a toll on your back then why not visit our friendly team at Pure Chiropractic.
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