Cram Osteopaths in Glasgow here. Today I’m here to talk to you about the number one Christmas injury that we see this time of year. I want to get this in early, because I know some of you are going to be wrapping presents over the coming week and over the weekend.
What usually happens is that the patient calls up and their back is in agony and usually the reason for this type of injury is because they have been sitting on the floor for three hours. Three hours at a time leaning forward, grabbing the sellotape, grabbing the scissors, cutting the paper, to wrap the Christmas presents. Then they go to get up and their back has gone.
This is completely avoidable. So please, if you’re going to be wrapping Christmas presents then use an ironing board, so that you can get around and stand up high. If you have a lovely green couch like ours, then that is ideal for present wrapping. I wrap all my presents in here before I leave on Christmas Eve and get it up to working height. Or use either your breakfast bar or something higher in the house like an ironing board so that it can save yourself an awful lot of pain and agony this time of year, when it’s the worst time for you to be sore.
So yes, look out, be aware, get your presents wrapped when you’re standing up or sitting at the dining room table, but not on the floor.
And if you’re wondering why I’m wearing this, I’m playing the angel in the Cram Osteopaths nativity and you can look forward to seeing that as well. Until next time, bye.