Keep your back safe when you are travelling this summer – Tips from a chiropractor in Witney

chiropractor witneyWe are in the full swing of the summer season and for many of us that means some much needed time off work. Some of you will decide to lounge on your couch or pay several visits to a DIY store, some of you will be on a plane to a sunshine paradise and some of you will visit a beautiful part of the UK, whatever it is you are planning make sure you look after yourself this year. As a leading chiropractor in Witney I come across a lot of patients who experience back issues after time off work and I feel it is my duty to offer advice to you.

For various reasons you might find yourself with a few body aches; perhaps you took an active holiday and forgot to stretch, maybe you took time off work and painted your house or sat on the couch for prolonged periods of time. Perhaps you were driving for 10 hours to get to Scotland or sat on a plane for 5 hours to get to Turkey.

Whatever the type of holiday I as a busy chiropractor in Witney have seen it all and I often advise my patients to keep their back and body safe by:

  • Avoiding stiffness

You should aim to keep your body moving even if you are confined to a plane, bus or car. Do a series of shoulder shrugs, buttock clenches, and foot circles at regular intervals to keep your body a bit loose.

  • Keeping hydrated

Dehydration won’t necessarily lead to back pain and bodily injuries but the effects of dehydration might. Avoid lethargic feelings and headaches by drinking plenty of water and juice. It really does make a significant difference.

  • Get moving as soon as you’ve finished travelling (by car, bus, train, or plane)

This is a simple piece of advice. As soon as you have finished travelling or even painting, get moving. Just move around and limber up, it will help.

  • Take regular breaks (if you’re driving or sat on the couch)

Sometimes you can control your scenario on your holiday. If for example you are driving or just sat at home or on the beach relaxing you have all the control. Make sure you use this wisely and get moving around every now and then. Try and avoid being sat in the same position for longer than 40 minutes.

  • Avoid putting your body into awkward positions

Another simple piece of advice I give as a busy chiropractor in Witney is to avoid putting your body into awkward positions. It may sound obvious but you would be surprised how many people do it. Just keep an eye on how you are sat down or lying down.

  • Make your luggage easy to find

Don’t mess around with lifting other people’s luggage out the way to find yours at the airport, bus station or on the train. Make sure you know where your luggage is and don’t hurt yourself moving other people’s heavy bags out of the way.

If you have any concerns over a back injury please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at the Witney Chiropractic Clinic on 01993 776619 or email us at

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