Whether you’re still making necessary travel to the office each day or sidelined to home, with or without much work to do, there’s no denying that life for most of us has drastically changed in the last few weeks. For this reason it’s especially important to establish structure again, giving a sense of purpose to time that may otherwise easily drift into a blur. By the way, today is Tuesday, in case you weren’t sure.
While we have still remained open on abbreviated hours here for post-operative/emergent patients and staying in touch remotely with others, we are all taking a proactive approach to using extra time in clinic and at home to discuss treatment techniques, hone our manual skills, and get creative with new exercises.
Since pools are no longer available, and the lakes are still a little cold for even the most neoprene-equipped among us, many triathletes and swimmers are wondering what to do. I have always been a fan of resistance tubing for swim specific strengthening and now I am using it regularly to make the most of these days on dry land. Having a set time to work out, along with my usual walk/runs with my dog in the morning and afternoon, is helping me maintain normalcy and focus before winding down with a good meal and checking in with friends and family in the evenings.
Below are two articles and a video, ranging from practical to perhaps a little off the wall, that might just provide a little spark of motivation to stay in control of life during uncertainty.
Aaron Bachman is a Physical Therapist Assistant, endurance coach, and former elite triathlete. As a PTA, Aaron also offers sports massage and running gait analysis services. Read Aaron’s bio here.