Coastal Integrative Healthcare is the postural expert in our community of Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, and Oak Hill. We know we will have an increase in patients this summer come in because they "took a vacation" or went to a family reunion or wedding. That can mean long hours sitting in the car or plane, or both! To avoid the pain, follow these amazing travel tips provided by the American Chiropractic Association.
If you're traveling by car:
Adjust the seat so you are as close to the steering wheel as comfortably possible.
Progress through a series of muscle stretches to prevent muscle soreness and fatigue: open your toes as wide as you can, and count to 10. Count to five while you tighten your calf muscles, then your thigh muscles, then your gluteal muscles. Roll your shoulders forward and back. Always make sure to put safety first and keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road.
Do not grip the steering wheel. Instead, alternate tightening and loosening your grip occasionally to improve hand circulation and decrease muscle fatigue in the arms, wrists and hands.