As part of Alive Physical Therapy’s collaboration with Food Love Project, we had an opportunity to lead the Farm Summer Camp children and farm workers in functional movements to prepare for a day of farming. We made warm-up exercises more exciting by giving each movement engaging names like “giant walks,” “apple picking,” “acorn to oak tree” and “bird-dogs.” Not only does involving the imagination make movements more fun, it also more fully engages the mind to truly stretch into a full body range of motion. We can make injury prevention, balance and flexibility a more playful way to start the day!
Are you a farmer or gardener? Alive Physical Therapy can come to your farm or home and lead workers in an engaging workout that suports good body mechanics and strength to keep farming without “breaking backs.” Or come to our group exercise classes in Nevada City. Your body and brain are your most valuable tools. Learn how to take better care of yourself while performing manual labor.