From My Desk: A Secret To Keep Chronic Pain Conditions From Flaring Up During The Winter

Winter Fitness Secrets

Exercise WinterFor those who dread trips to the gym or fitness center during winter’s inclement weather, some private therapy practices, such as the one I created –  the Other Pain Clinic Inc.™ – offers custom therapies, training and fitness exercise programs,  which can be done in-person or delivered through internet-based mediums such as email.

The main goals of these types of individualized programs are

  • to maintain health and fitness levels,
  • reduce the risk of injury, and
  • perform everyday movement more efficiently

Winter weather does impacts our intentions with doing exercise programs and even the types of physical workouts. This may affect  our mood, which can resulting in conditions that includes depression, fatigue and seasonal affective disorder.

As an experienced medical exercise specialist and personal trainer, in my “toolbox”, I have varied techniques and methods to help design personalized health and wellness programs as well as specific exercise programs. These can help beat the winter blues, elevate mood, maintain your health and fitness levels and prevent weight gain throughout the holiday season.

Some of the specific Health Signature Programs that have been developed, and are being developed, also offer an effective alternative for those who want more guidance and accountability, helps those individuals with specific chronic pain or chronic health conditions, and people who don’t feel comfortable within traditional gym environments.

A Few Types Of Therapies for Winter Health & Fitness

The Signature Health Programs are integrated with techniques and strategies that address physical and emotional needs during cold winter months when activity and drive are at a low point.

Lymphatic Therapy

For example, the relaxing therapeutic lymphatic massage helps to relax the body by decreasing the stress or fight & flight portion of the nervous system, which in turn helps to relax muscles that may be under tension. This type of treatment can also help to flush toxins from the body and boosts the immune system. It promotes restorative sleep, relieves aches and pains, and improves circulation throughout the body.

Aquatic Therapy & Exercise

Aquatic therapy is an effective resistance training method for those with joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis as well as low back conditions.. It’s beneficial as the buoyancy factor allows people to perform motions that may be more challenging on dry land.

Kineiso Tape Therapy

Kinesio Tape Therapy programs use kinesiotape as a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to stimulate the body’s natural healing process,  and provide support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It also gives an extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. There are many uses of kinesio tape therapy available.

Multiple Exercise Programs

There are also a combination and integration of blended exercise programs which including clinical Pilates, aerobics and yoga poses that help to build range of motion, stability and strength in specific areas of the body. These programs also build pelvic and core strength, stability and balance. Through a good overview and functional exercise assessment, it is possible to identify areas of weakness that need extra attention and perform specific assessments that pinpoints movement dysfunction that reduces efficiency.

Providing More Than Just Medical Exercise Programs 

Aside from providing and designing personalized medical exercise programs, two other elements that are unique to the integrative concierge style services are:

  • Health & Lifestyle Coaching Services
  • Done For You Guided Nutrition Programs

These two also assist in the overall goal of feeling better and healthier.

To find out more about any of the Signature Health Programs, Medical Exercise Services, or other types of therapy options, contact me.

Wishing you and your family a great start into the holiday season!




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