There’s no question that gardening is a calming and fulfilling endeavor that cultivates a connection to the cycle of life and heightens spirituality. It’s also a potentially rigorous form of exercise that poses as much of a threat of injury as working out in a gym or running on the street. As you put on your gardening gloves and reach for the rake or shovel, bear in mind that bending over, kneeling down, pushing, pulling, lifting, and hauling can all lead to muscle strains, ligament sprains, and tendonitis. Performing repetitive motions while gardening can give rise to a host of mechanical problems within the body. Chiropractic treatment can help gardeners in the same way that it proves beneficial to athletes.
Is gardening one of the hobbies you pursue? At FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC, we are ready to work with you to alleviate your discomfort and restore you to better health as quickly as possible. We will go to extraordinary lengths to educate our communities about the benefits of chiropractic in restoring and maintaining the health of every man, woman, and child, safely and without harm. We welcome you to call 617.472.4220 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy. We offer computerized spinal scans.
P.S. Gardeners should perform stretching and warm-up exercises before working in the garden as a means of averting injury.
For Your Health,
Dr. Gabrielle Freedman