Winter Months and the Risks of Slips and Falls

It’s January and it’s cold outside. We’re all bundled up to conquer the elements, but we’re seeing a lot more slips and falls from our patients than usual. From snow and ice, to icy stairs and floors, it’s easy to catch an unexpected slip that can lead to injury or pain. If you have an injury or have been injured from a slip and fall this winter, reach out to your physiotherapist, massage therapist or chiropractor for expert treatment options.

Slips and falls are very common in the winter months and can result in serious injury. Your primary care physician can treat any acute injuries that may have occurred from your fall, but it might also be time to see your physiotherapist, massage therapist or chiropractor for additional help with your recovery. If you have been suffering from back pain, it is a good idea to see your physiotherapist for non-surgical spinal care. If your back pain has been bothering you for some time, consider seeking treatment from a chiropractor. Chiropractors are trained in spinal manipulation and can help with chronic pain caused by pinched nerves or degenerative disc disease. Massage therapists are trained in soft tissue manipulation, which can be useful for injured muscles and tendons. Your massage therapist may also provide you with advice on how to manage your pain at home and advise you on what activities might help or hinder recovery.

Slips and falls in the winter are much more common than summer falls. It might be time to see your physiotherapist, massage therapist or chiropractor. Our team will help you recover from your slip or fall injury and together can help you get back to what you love doing. Call us today at 613-425-5757 and let us help!