Summer Activities & Managing Back Pain


It’s been an absolutely beautiful summer here in Vancouver this year, and along with the wonderful weather comes undoubtedly an increase in fun outdoor activity for our already active Vancouverites. Whether it’s hiking up The Grouse Grind, or adventuring around Stanley Park, this increase in activity can put additional strain on our backs that can result in pain or stiffness that can affect our activity levels. To help raise awareness for our Vancouver clientele, Dr. Hunsberger and Dr. Wright want to share a few tips brought to us from the Canadian Chiropractic Association that can help ensure awareness of possible situations that could pose a risk of back pain; so you can get out and enjoy the good weather in pain free style.

  1. Taking the family out for day trips

If you’re taking your family out for a fun-filled day to the park, zoo or amusement park, back pain might be the last thing you’re worried about. However, while carrying extra packs, bending, twisting or even picking up small children, you’re bound to experience aches and pain. Through all the chaos of your family day out, it’s important to be aware of the strain you are putting on your back and take frequent breaks.


  1. Enjoying a day on the golf course

If you decided to take a Friday afternoon off to enjoy a day of golf in the sunshine, you’re definitely lucky! Warm up before your game with a few quick stretches and stay hydrated in the warm sun. Be aware throughout the game that you maintain proper posture and take breaks as needed to avoid fatigue or excessive strain.


  1. Hosting outdoor parties

For many Canadians, backyard BBQ’s and pool parties are a summer staple. These events can be a lot of fun, and safety isn’t always top of mind. But let’s take a couple of things into consideration: lifting heavy objects to rearrange furniture for extra room or participating in summer sports. It’s important to relax and have fun, just exercise caution when partaking in summer activities with potential for risk.


  1. Activities on the water

A weekend or day on the lake is the perfect way to spend hot summer days. Exhilarating watersports like tubing and wakeboarding are really fun, but can also cause serious back injuries. Before you hit the water, ensure that you are well-aware of the risks involved and be safe!

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Regardless of your summer plans, we here at Broadway at Burrard Chiropractic want to ensure you enjoy all your activities to their fullest! It only takes a few minutes to evaluate how you’re doing, and taking care in these summer months can help prevent injury into the cooler season.

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