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Peak Physical Therapy
Helping you every step of the way


We hope that your summer is off to a great start.  Enjoying summer is the topic of this edition of our newsletter. As well, it's that time of year again... nominate Peak Physical Therapy for a Business of the Year award!

We at Peak Physical Therapy pride ourselves on customer service and helping all of our patients, every step of the way!  If you think that we have done a good job, please nominate us for one of the many Business of the Year Awards presented by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce.  This is a great way for locally owend and operated businesses to get the recongition they deserve!  

Follow the link to nominate Peak, today!

Summer is a wonderful time for getting outside, enjoying the warmth and being active.

Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, gardening or relaxing at the beach, these activities benefit your physical fitness and mental wellbeing. And while being outside feels great, getting in some exercise is a useful way to improve overall health.

Choose an Activity that is Right for You

Your personal fitness level will help you choose an activity, so make sure that you are not exceeding your limits. Walking and hiking are safe low-strain activities that almost anyone can enjoy, while the no-impact nature of swimming, rowing and biking may be better for individuals with joint pain. You may not need to go much further than your doorstep to take advantage of what summer has to offer; this is a great time of year to do some landscaping or gardening. Not only do you get outside, but you get to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful yard or fresh vegetables.

Reap the Rewards

As we become more engrossed in gadgets and indoor entertaiment, it is important to be aware of the risks imposed by this lack of activity. A sedentary lifestyle carries risks of heart disease, diabetes and physical stress. Getting outside also allows your body to naturally produce vitamin D. Deficiencies of this essential vitamin are linked to increased joint pain, depression and reduced immune function. These deficiencies are becoming more popular, but getting outside is a quick and simple way to meet your vitamin D needs naturally.

Remember Summer Safety

While enjoying your summertime activities, remember to stay hydrated and protect yourself from sunlight. Every activity carries risks, which you can reduce by first being prepared.  Try to schedule time indoors or in the shade between noon and 3pm; this is when the heat and sunlight are at their strongest and make sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. Dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke if left untreated, and, although you may want a nice tan, too much sun can lead to sunburns and a higher risk of skin cancer later in life.

With all that summer has to offer, everyone can find something to enjoy. Whether you find yourself hiking in the woods or working in your garden, summer is full of opportunities to have fun and improve your overall health. If you need assistance in finding out which activities are right for you, one of our physiotherapists would be happy to assess you and help you make the most of the season.

New Articles!

We have recently added a new patient guide on Claw Toes and Hammer Toes to our website. Click here to view it. 

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