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Winter Injury Prevention and Treatment
905 Highland Boulevard, Suite 4350
Bozeman, MT 59715
November 8, 2012
Winter is upon us. Here are some tips to keep you healthy during the snowy/icy season.
by Physical Therapist Kenna Sikveland, Bozeman Deaconess Rehabilitation Services
Develop Safe Walking Habits
Protect Your Back When Using the Snow Shovel
We love snow piling up at the ski hill, but in our drivewaysugh! Snow removal is a leading cause of low back injuries in the winter.
Preventing Winter Sports Injury
If an Injury Does Occur
See a doctor immediately if your fall or wreck results in:
Less severe injuries can often be managed initially with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If symptoms persist longer than two weeks, contact your physician or physical therapist for further evaluation. Most injuries respond more quickly to rehabilitation when treated during the sub-acute phasetwo to six weeks rather than letting a dysfunction become chronic. If your injury required surgery, your physician will determine at what stage of healing physical therapy is appropriate. Physical therapists are experts at restoring mobility and function and can play an important role in guiding your full return to lifes pursuits.
For more information on Bozeman Deaconess Rehabilitation Services call 406-585-1002.