It's the beginning of another Revelstoke winter. Hopefully you're prepared and have winterized the vehicles, gear, the yard, the house, but maybe your body too. Now is a great time for "prehab", an effective form of injury prevention. This can take a variety of forms, whether it's with a physiotherapist, massage therapist or other bodyworker, through yoga or maybe solo, but the focus is the same; increase functional range of motion, even out muscle imbalances and strengthen core. It means getting that knee looked at, the one you nursed through the final month of last ski season. Or maybe it's a more recent summer injury that you won't want to be dealing with on those epic winter days. With any active lifestyle comes a higher risk of injury and while seeing a registered massage therapist (RMT) won't keep you out of harm's way, it can help your body be more resilient to the bumps and bruises collected along the way. An RMT can find areas of the body that aren't functional, the bits that aren't sliding and gliding the way they should, areas of inflammation or scar tissue that need a bit of a helping hand (or elbow) to get back to good working order.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and now is a great time to sort out those pre season niggles before they flare up and stop you from enjoying your winter.
I look forward to seeing you at our clinic.