You must be asking yourself: “what an unusual statement this is and how could it possibly be true?”
This era of the Covid 19 Virus is really having a massive impact not only on our everyday activities but also on the way we behave within environments that in the past have only accounted for very small parts of our lives.
For many of us our gardens have been places that we have only fleetingly acknowledged when we have driven into our garages, opened the front door or put rubbish bins out for collection.
The lock down over the last couple of months has given us time to sit, look and ponder about how much better things can be around our homes.
One of the big things that has come under scrutiny is our gardens.
Neglected flower beds, worn or cracked walkways, and dying lawns have all come under critical assessment.
So, we have decided to tackle projects that we would have never had the time to consider 3 months ago. The lockdown has given us the time and the inspiration has come from many of the garden shows that have bombarded us through both the wonderful worlds of free to air and paid TV.
We have raided all manner of stores to buy soil, concrete, plants, and tools to help with our projects.
For hours we have toiled moving tonnes of soil or braking up old pathways. We have loaded trailers with weeds and hard waste and driven them to rubbish transfer stations or tips for disposal.
We have really given our gardens a good going over.
We have also given ourselves a good going over.
While lots of planning has gone into creating our new gardens, at times, truly little thought has gone into preparing ourselves for the physical onslaught required to complete such projects.
Our clinic is now treating many more people presenting with overuse injuries, sprains, and strains.
So how do we minimize the occurrence of these injuries? Here are some tips:
Stretch. Warm up the muscle groups that are going to be used
Work within your limitation and capability
Take regular breaks
Work at a speed that suits both your body shape and level of fitness
Drink plenty of water
Give your body enough time at the end of the day to recover and relax
Gardening can be so rewarding and so much fun so don’t spoil it by injuring yourself.
If you need any further advice or you do get into difficulty, please feel free to call the Mount Street Chiropractic Centre on 03 94553000.
We have over 35 years of experience in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.
All assessments and treatments are based on sound clinical practices and techniques and a positive client outcome is out main priority.