With summer in full swing, most of us are more active than other times of the year. Summer activities often include hiking, running, and playing pick up sports. All of these activities are fun and exciting but do raise the risk of back injury or pain.
In order to combat the threat of back injury and pain during the summer months it is important to stretch before and after activities, especially exercise. Stretching in the morning is important, however make sure you perform a full routine before any strenuous activity during the summer months.
Another important factor in avoiding back injury or pain is choosing appropriate footwear for your activity. Footwear should be appropriate to the activity at hand, as one shoe does not fit all. Shoes should provide appropriate support. An important part of choosing the appropriate footwear is placing the right insoles into your shoes for support. For more information on footwear, stretching or anything else please give us a call!