RETURNING TO ACTIVITIES SAFELY AND COMFORTABLY
can also help you improve your form during exercise by addressing any issues you may have while sitting, standing, twisting, bending, running, jumping, or lifting with your orthosis/prosthesis. 3. Adjusting your device as needed. It is possible that after all this time your orthotic or prosthetic device may need to be adjusted. If you notice it doesn’t seem to feel quite as comfortable or natural as it used to, or if you would simply like to get it checked out, don’t hesitate to contact us. Exercising with a device that does not fit quite right can lead to discomfort, pain, or even injury. Making sure your device is properly fitted is one of the best ways to ensure a safe and comfortable return to your normal activities. Looking for more assistance? Contact us. If you are looking for more assistance with your orthotic or prosthetic device, Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics is here for you. Contact us today to discover how we can help you return to normal life after quarantine!
(continued from outside) 1. Baby steps at first. If you haven’t been participating in the same type of physical activity you used to be accustomed to, it is important, to begin with baby steps. Start small in the beginning and build-up from there. When you push your body past its current limits, you make yourself more prone to injuries because your body is not prepared for the physical demands being asked of it. Our CPOs can help you understand the limits that your body developed while under quarantine, while moving safely and comfortably with your orthotic or prosthetic device. 2. Keeping the correct form. No matter what type of physical exercise you are trying to get back into, form is a crucial part of it. Proper form could mean the difference between physical progress or injury. Your ability to safely perform any movement is reliant on great posture and proper body positioning. When living the sedentary lives that we all currently are, it is possible for your natural posture to shift a bit, which can change the way you move with your orthotic or prosthetic device. Our CPOs
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