How to Alleviate Muscle Aches and Pains on the Road

I don’t know about you, but travel is hard on my body. I feel like every time I get off a plane or have to haul my backpack for an extra-long time, I’m in need of a good cracking. Unfortunately, my chiropractor doesn’t fit in my backpack.

The good news is, there are ways we can alleviate joint and muscle pain on the road by ourselves, especially with the help of a pro.
Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm, US Bobsled Skeleton Team Physician and my chiropractor in Bozeman, Montana, took the time to show me several exercises that we can do to help ourselves when we’re in pain, and the best part, we can do them all by ourselves! 

Chiropractic Tips for Travel

In the video below, we use mobility/physical therapy balls and VooDoo floss (like a thick Thera-Band). Both of these products have been Jackie tested and approved, and they are both in my carry-on backpack right now, as they are conveniently small and lightweight for travel. I use them every single day and am very optimistic about my muscles and joints feeling better as I travel.

I sprained my ankle this summer and have been using the VooDoo floss to do my ankle exercises as well, and I know it’s helping me get stronger. I couldn’t recommend this product more for travel.

The video has three parts:

  • Part 1: VooDoo Floss for Joints (0:30)
  • Part 2: Mobility Ball for Neck and Shoulders (5:02)
  • Part 3: Mobility Ball for Back, Neck, Shoulders, Legs, Hips…! etc. (9:11)

I highly recommend watching the entire video, it is well worth 15 minutes of your time to learn how to take better care of your body, but feel free to skip to the different sections if you need to.

If you have questions, please ask in the comments below! If you know someone who would benefit from watching this, please share it, and consider buying them a mobility ball for their upcoming trip!

4 replies on “How to Alleviate Muscle Aches and Pains on the Road”

[…] Lacrosse or tennis ball. I have just been introduced to having a lacrosse ball laying around the living room and I have to say that I am into it. I roll out my quads and calves when they are too tight. I can self massage a pain in my back and I roll out my feet. Rolling out your feet can help loosen and relax muscles throughout our whole body. Just think about how good that would feel after a long flight! Link to Budget Minded Traveler […]

Love this post! I never travel anywhere without my lacrosse ball (similar to the mobility ball). After a long day on your feet it’s great for rolling out your arches!

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