Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had some time to relax and rejuvenate over the holiday season. Perhaps with the smaller gatherings, it was a less hectic holiday season than in the past? Perhaps you had a chance to spend quality time with less people? If you typically love all the action, hopefully you were able to connect in other ways with your loved ones from afar. Regardless, we all can agree that 2020 was a different year in so many ways.
Hopefully we can look towards 2021 with hope. Hope for vaccines, hope for less illness, hope for more freedom, and hope for more compassion. We still have a long road ahead of us and more than ever, we are (literally) all in this together. This road ahead will continue to be a marathon, not a sprint. That can be a mental adjustment for us to prepare for the slow and steady nature of a marathon. If we are anticipating a sprint, we will quickly drain our resources, both physically and mentally. There will continue to be hills and valleys to overcome. If we can pace ourselves, view the big picture, take deep breaths and be kind to one another…we will get through this. Like Glennon Doyle says in her book Untamed – “We can do hard things”!
Take care of yourself this year. Taking care of yourself, mentally and physically, will enable you to more effectively take on the responsibilities you have in life. If you are missing the office, the gym or group activities – reach out to all the great online services and classes that have evolved. Join a fitness and nutrition challenge with a trainer or friend. These goals we set for ourselves often take a community to achieve. A community of like-minded people to keep us on track, motivate us and inspire us. Even though we are missing that human contact in so much of what we do – there are resources available to help us get by. It won’t be forever!
Bragg Creek Physiotherapy is here to help you stay moving. Our goal is to help you gain function, maintain independence, prevent future injuries and maximize your athletic performance. The last thing you need right now is a nagging injury bringing you down! We have three physiotherapists, a massage therapist and a personal trainer available to help you get back on track. We have stringent cleaning protocols in place, screening measures and minimal people in the clinic at one time. If you have any questions, or concerns and think Bragg Creek Physiotherapy may help you, please contact us. We wish you all a very Happy New Year and the best of wishes in health and safety for the year ahead.
by Jennifer Gordon
BSc. PT, GunnIMS, AFCI
Physiotherapist, Bragg Creek Physiotherapy