International travel is back, and generally with a trip abroad comes a long plane flight! The thought of this can send shivers through those who suffer from chronic lower back pain. But never fear, we have 4 tips to help you manage your pain so that you can go on long awaited holiday!
First of all, if you know you’ve got a trip planned it’s important to ensure that any existing condition is as under control as possible. At Ormond physiotherapy we pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive treatment plan to help you recover quickly, and provide you with the tools to manage future flare ups.
Keep Warm 🔥
Keeping problematic joints and muscles warm may help to reduce the event of spasm and stiffness. Heat patches like Hotteeze are perfect for keeping heat on during your ride on the plane!
Get Moving 🚶♀️
We all love to movie binge on a long flight, but sitting in the same position for extended periods of time is not wise! It’s important to remember to get up and move about to help get the blood flowing and joints mobile. One of the most effective exercises is to stand and walk around for 1-2 minutes – your back will love you for it. Your therapist will also be able to give you some exercises to do while you’re stuck in the air.
Be Mindful 🤔
It’s also important to not forget about your injury when you arrive at your destination! We know that you want to experience everything possible, but keep in mind your limitations when arranging activities. Before leaving ensure you consult with your therapist so they can arm you with tools to manage a worse case scenario flare up if you accidentally do something your injury doesn’t like.
So don’t delay! See your therapist today and get ready for that long awaited holiday and enjoy your time abroad!
To book an appointment you can call our friendly team on 9578 6588 or click the button below.