Brrrrr! This weather is crazy right now. I don't know about you guys but I've had about 5 near death experiences this last week on the ice!
Some people have not been as lucky as me!
Falling on the ice and snow is rough on the body. It's very similar to a car wreck. Even though you might land on your butt or your back, injuries may show up all over your body.
Falls, just like car wrecks, can cause whiplash. This can lead to strains and sprains in the neck and all throughout the body.
These types of injuries should not just be ignored. They can persist for years if left untreated. Here at Movement Laboratory we are experts at treating these injuries.
The first step in these injuries is calming down the pain and inflammation caused by the trauma to the muscles and joints in the fall. One of our most powerful tools for this is our Cold Laser. This therapy is amazing at decreasing inflammation and speeding up healing for the muscles and joints.
We have lots of other tools to help with reducing pain and inflammation. From acupuncture, to kinesiotape, and electronic muscle stimulation we can fight that inflammation naturally here at Movement Laboratory.
Once the pain levels decrease, we get right to work on restoring your body to regular function. After trauma our bodies get tight and stiff. We want to restore your regular movement as soon as possible.
Finally we work on strengthening your body so your less prone to injury in the future. The first part of our treatment plans is putting out the fire. In this last part, we want to now make you fireproof! Each patient gets an individually tailored exercise plan to regain their function and make them stronger than they were before!
If you've had a slip and fall in this crazy weather, don't just hope you'll feel better eventually, come see us at the Movement Laboratory and get back to feeling great!