New Year Resolution

New Year Resolution

New Year Resolution in Beautiful Boise, Idaho

As we get closer to a New Year, people start making new year resolutions. In our case, our New Year resolution is all about you and what we can do to make your new year a healthy and pain free year for you.

As the premier providers of physical therapy in our community, Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy values your trust in us. Our goal is to maintain, even improve the same high standard of care you’ve experienced.

As part of our resolution we’re going to make an effort to educate you in everything you need to know about approaching your new healthy lifestyle. Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy wants you to be injury-free!

Why Hydration is Important

First, Keep yourself hydrated with water daily, this rule applies whether you’re exercising or not. Studies show that 80% of people do not drink enough water throughout the day to keep their bodies hydrated. Coffee and tea can actually dehydrate you so they don’t count towards your liquids intake. Instead, drink water or lightly flavored, calorie free water. Keeping hydrated helps to keep you from injuring yourself.
over their computers. Too many people come in with neck, back and wrist/hand pain after working long hours at their desk. Remember to sit up straight, have a good supportive chair or pillow to support your lumbar area and take breaks regularly to stretch.

Second, Be careful of overloaded book bags, backpacks and handbags. Too many people are lugging around huge bags, putting a strain on their backs. Make sure your child’s backpack isn’t worn out, fits them right and doesn’t weigh too much. Make sure backpacks that are loaded with laptops and paper from work, along with tons of other “necessities” are cleaned out so they’re not too heavy to lug back and forth to work.

Third, Regular check-ups are a must to assure you are pain-free this year. Make it your resolution to schedule and keep appointments you’re your physical therapist. If you feel a hint of pain, see a professional immediately.

If you’re waking up with neck and/or back ache consider replacing pillows and mattresses so you have the proper support.

We’ve done our part in reminding you how to have a pain-free year, now it’s your turn to make some New Year’s Resolutions for a healthy, pain free year ahead!

New Year Resolutions Tips

It’s a new year and a new you!

1) I will avoid taking too many over-the-counter medications. I will limit the amount of such medications after consulting with my doctor
2) I will lift with my legs, not my back. I won’t lift heavy items over my head and will only lift using the squat method.
3) I will limit caffeine in my diet, as caffeine can cause dehydration and rob my body of nutrients.
4) I will limit how heavy my purse or briefcase is and promise to carry it as instructed by my physical therapist.

Your physical therapist in Boise and Meridian Idaho will teach you how to perform an exercise with the correct technique, breathing patterns, and range of motion. The therapist will always answer your questions and help you exercise in a safe, progressive manner.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to ask for help with finding a routine that will work for you.

We’ve done our part in reminding you how to have a pain free year. Now it’s your turn to make some New Year’s Resolutions for a healthy, pain free year ahead!


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From our family to yours: We wish you a Happy New Year and hope you have a safe, pain free, and injury-free year ahead in 2013.
Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy