Just remember, MOTION IS LOTION for your body. Moving has lots of benefits for your body but in this situation will help relieve sitting pain. If you are stuck in a seat, try to move within that seat:
Even better, wherever possible, get up & move. If you are travelling in a plane or train, get up regularly and take a short walk up the aisle. If you are travelling in a car, make a point of stopping every hour at a minimum. Yes, we’re all in a hurry to get to our events but in the long run stopping for a short break each hour will mean you reach your destination in a much better state. Avoiding driver fatigue also reduces the chance of motor vehicle accidents, so drive safe and stay comfortable this holiday period.
If you are sitting at a social event, find an excuse to get up and walk or suggest to the person you’re talking to that you continue your conversation while talking a stroll – chances are they are sick of sitting too!
Hip Pain Professionals:
This blog was written by Dr Alison Grimaldi and Kirsty McNab, physiotherapists who have over 50 years of combined professional clinical experience, dealing with patients suffering from a wide range of hip and pelvic conditions.
Dr. Alison Grimaldi BPhty, MPhty(Sports), PhD is Practice Principal of Physiotec Physiotherapy, an Australian Sports Physiotherapist and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, author and global educator.
Kirsty McNab BSc Hons, MPhty(Sports), is Practice Principal of Physiologix and a highly experienced Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist having worked extensively with elite athletes, the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, and Tennis Australia.
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