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Watch Out for the “Winter Effect”

In my practice, I’ve noticed over the years that many of my patients – especially those with spine related problems – will return for treatment soon after the end of the winter.
The common variable? In the wintertime, people are just not as active as they are during the spring, summer and fall; they are more sedentary and more homebound. Your body wants to move no matter what season it is! Sitting around for extended periods of time can be harmful to your body.
Since we’re just in the middle fall, I want everyone to make plans to join a gym and find ways to become more active to avoid the “winter effect”.  This can include taking up winter hiking, joining a gym, or a walking program at a local mall (in addition to the home exercises I’ve given you, of course). Sometimes it’s hard to get moving during the winter months, but getting started is half the battle. Your body will thank you for it.

Don’t let the winter months keep you inside!

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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