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Heading to the Amusement Park? Get Adjusted First!

By Donna Stark

Summer is here and that means day trips to your local amusement parks are here as well. If you are heading out for as many rides and thrills that can fit into a day, there's a good chance you already prepared for the day. You probably already have the sunscreen packed, the water bottles iced, and the snacks pulled out of the pantry, but did you remember to think about what your back and feet may need while preparing for the day's adventure? Here are some suggestions from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic that will help minimize your chances of coming home with a body full of aches and pains.

Got Little Ones? Bring a Stroller!

Sure, pushing a stroller around through the crowds isn't ideal, but neither is suffering from back pain the next day! Don't make the mistake of assuming your child will be too excited to sit because more than likely, the day will take its toll and they won't want to walk very much. Being on your feet and trekking through the park from one ride to the next is tiring for everyone, but it is even more so if you have to carry your child around too! So, do yourself a favor and remember to pack that stroller of yours!

Wear Comfortable Shoes

With it being so hot outside, your first instinct may be to reach for your favorite pair of flip-flops, but with all the walking you are about to do, you may want to reach for something else instead -- something that is more supportive and comfortable. Choosing shoes, like flip-flops, that alter your normal stride can cause pain and injury to your spine so make sure you select a more appropriate pair.

Get Adjusted

Before you even think about heading out for a day of fun, bring your family in for an adjustment. Why the entire family? Well, everyone is going to be walking great distances, standing in long lines, and having their bodies jolted back and forth on the rides, so you will want to protect them all. And since your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are fully trained to treat people of all ages, it's the perfect proactive step to take.  

Chiropractic Care Before Your Fun Day

If you and your family are setting out for a day of fun at the local amusement park, make sure you are taking all the necessary steps to reduce your risk of pain and injury. Follow the tips above and pay your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic a visit before you go. It could make all the difference in the world!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.

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