We’re approaching peak cottage season, which means more and more of us will be booking it out of town, either to cottage country or out of the country altogether.
We certainly aren’t going to suggest putting your life on hold for the sake of your chiropractic care. However, we recommend that, when you’re planning an extended trip, you keep your treatment in mind. Using these tips, you can have your cake and eat it too, so-to-speak, travelling while keeping your spine healthy!
Last-Minute Tune up
If you’re planning a trip, it’s always a good idea to book an appointment shortly before you go. This not only helps to compensate for any regularly-scheduled visits you might miss while you’re gone, but it will prepare your spine for the aches and strains that come with sitting in the seat of a car or airplane for hours on-end.
This is particularly helpful if you’re planning to ‘rough it’ in a sporty getaway, such as interior camping or white-water rafting; a healthy, newly-adjusted spine can help improve athletic performance and reduce the likelihood of injuries.
Find a ‘Seasonal Chiropractor’
If you’re going to be out there for a couple of weeks, you might want to continue treatment with a chiropractor local to your destination.
In this case, we would recommend that you make sure you prepare well in advance, giving you the time to perform the following steps:
If you’re placing your continued spinal health in the hands of a new doctor, you will certainly want to make sure they know their stuff. Check out their website, learn their story from their about page, look for reviews online, and even ask any trusted locals you might know.
Know Your Needs
The first time you visit your substitute chiropractor, you should be able to communicate what treatments you’ve been receiving, and for what ailments. This will help to make sure that your new chiropractor is taking all our knowledge from your previous treatments into account.
Get In Touch
If you think you’ve found a chiropractor, give us their contact info! With your permission, we can tell them everything they need to know to seamlessly continue your treatment while you’re on vacation.
This is the most important tip when it comes to your vacation! Your spinal health should be a help, not a hindrance. With a little foresight, you can keep your spine in tip-top shape while still having a fun, relaxing (or exhilarating, as the case may be) vacation!
Planning a summer get-away? Let us know today and we’ll help you keep your spine healthy throughout your trip!