This time of year, most of us spend a lot of time focusing on gifts for others. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t made it easy this year to feel very festive. It’s easy for a lot of us to forget ourselves in the hustle. We busy ourselves with work, gift-buying, travel plans, and family gatherings (though we hope you’re keeping gatherings to a minimum this year). Maybe you also work from home and have done your gift shopping from your phone with your head bent over.

If all this online work and shopping has given you headaches, shoulder pain, or low back pain, gift yourself with physical therapy. You may or may not be aware, but you can see a physical therapist without a referral from a physician. When something hurts, you don’t need to suffer through it. Sometimes those aches and pains are self-limiting (they go away on their own), but sometimes they don’t.

We can evaluate what’s going on and provide you with home exercises to manage your pain. If you have considerable muscle tension or tightness, we can also set you up for massage. Everyone loves a good massage – and we have a great massage therapist for you!

The point is, even though times are busy and stressful, don’t neglect your self-care. The better YOU feel, the more easily you will be able to care for others. Contact us today for an appointment with one of our physical therapists!