With winter weather slowly but surely coming our way, a local hospital is helping to make sure that we don’t get left out in the cold when it comes to health.
“In my office in the winter, I see lots of patients with broken bones, torn rotator cuffs and lingering sprains and strains who’ve slipped and fallen.”
“We noted that people winterize their homes, cars and gardens but sometimes don’t properly prepare their bodies and minds for the long winter season,” said Patty Toner, marketing manager for Canonsburg General Hospital, which held a seminar last week to share cold weather health tips.
“Before you shovel, understand proper back and joint care,” Scott Schweizer, an orthopedics and sports medicine specialist, advised.”Winter is the worst season for stress on the body,” he said. “Many people are out of shape and attempt to do strenuous work, such as shoveling snow and ice.”
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By Dave Zuchowski