Normally in July I would offer you my extensive hints and tips for looking after your back whilst packing for your holidays. But as this year we cannot be sure it is safe to aspire to anything beyond camping in our back gardens all I can really advise is that you abandon that tent at your earliest convenience and sneak back into the house before drifting off to sleep.
In all seriousness though, if you are able to stay over night with your chosen support bubble household or you are lucky enough to manage to book a cottage or caravan in the UK then you are doing well, and if you are willing to take a travel corridor to Europe then I wish you well. Either way though don’t risk such a precious opportunity before you even get off your drive, just because you didn’t think about how best to pack or lift your cases:
Raising your case, perhaps to dining table level may mean it’s more comfortable to pack as there is far less bending involved, just get someone to help you lift it down afterwards and if you can avoid trying to hoist it up into your roof box so much the better.
I never travel without my neck pillow, I would far rather prioritise a good night’s sleep over multiple clothing choices, sleeping better will make you feel and therefore look much better than any well-crafted outfit ever could and if you are travelling in the car then space may not be an issue so as well as your favourite pillow, you may even have room for your own mattress topper!
Be prepared for any eventuality health wise, pack your preferred products so that whilst you are away you have access to; cold gel, ice packs and all manner of emergency medication, such as; anti-inflammatories or pain killers that work for you.
Regular spinal checks are of benefit to us all and where a concern currently exists then it is only sensible to keep it in check. It may therefore be wise to visit your Osteopath just to make sure that all is as well back-wise.
We are continuing to offer Osteopathic treatments from Monday to Friday plus alternate Saturdays, with minimal reception cover, however, as restrictions are loosening we are now able to shorten the breaks between patients which means that we are increasing our capacity and so look forward to welcoming more of you back in the coming weeks.
Marcus our Podiatrist is doing sterling work for the NHS during the working week but is now regularly available on alternate Saturdays which is very welcome news. Fingers crossed he will also be back with us on a Wednesday during the day in the not to distant future.
Audrey is poised to return as soon as she is allowed to do so, we expect that she may only be able to offer distant treatments such as Reflexology initially but we just don’t know yet. She will be contacting all her regulars to make fresh appointments once we have a start date, however if you are missing your regular massage appointments then why not consider a soft tissue approach with an Osteopath in the meantime, but do remember Osteopathy is more therapeutic than relaxing.
Talking Therapies and Sanomentology, formerly Rapid Pain Elimination Therapy, continue to be available with Kate remotely, via Skype, for the foreseeable future. Do not underestimate the effectiveness of a remote appointment, it is just as beneficial as a standard face-2-face appointment, even more so than one where the use of PPE is understandably imposed.
Please do get in touch via 01797 361111 if you are interested in an appointment or would like more details about any of our therapies, if however we cannot answer the phone, because we are low on reception cover, do forgive us and leave a message and we will get back to you asap.
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