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Aches & strains may begin when the temperature falls

With the heat of the summer now largely ebbing away, temperatures will fall and where in the past some might have reached for the thermostat early, the fear of fuel bills looms large. With the Ofgem price ‘cap’ due to be renewed (and elevated) on 01 October, and then again on 01 January 2023, this coming winter might look a bit bleak. Looking after your wellbeing, flexibility and mobility will be important and taking stock of where you are now before the weather changes is important.


Physical tolerances to movement


For some, autumn is a time when the body and its structure may become less supple as muscles and tissues begin to cope with lower temperatures. Physical tolerances to movement can fall and an increase in aches and strains can occur. There is much information on this topic, and as an example Lloyds Pharmacy looked at this subject in 2021 and a link to this article can be found here: https://lloydspharmacy.com/blogs/pain-management/can-cold-weather-make-pain-worse


Another helpful article on the topic of managing your bone, joint or muscle pain from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy can be found here: https://www.csp.org.uk/conditions/managing-pain-home


A programme of physiotherapy?


Setting yourself considered targets to stay fit and healthy over the darker and damper months will usually remain important, and a programme of physiotherapy, or massage, can form part of a plan for the months to March next year (apparently 20 March), when spring starts again. Some of our blog readers may know that we offer a discount for a group of physiotherapy sessions booked in advance.


Contact Life Made Simple Physiotherapy


With the summer now fading and minds turning to the months ahead, we hope you are ready for the physical changes that may occur in the colder weather. We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs. If you are interested in our services, feel free to call us on 07309 272 555 or email Physio@Lifemadesimple.co.uk. Life Made Simple - expert physiotherapy in Bramley, Guildford and Surrey.

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