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Best Physiotherapy Greenwood, helping you to reduce joint and back pain

Reduce Joint and Back Pain by up to 30% in the Comfort of your Home

 

“Use it or lose it”

The older we get the more important it is to exercise daily. This can be done in the comfort of your home, going for a walk around the neighbourhood or shops, swimming, being involved in a group class and many other ways. Physiotherapists are experts in assessing your health and creating an individualised exercise program that is safe, effective and can be done at home.

Research has shown an individual who engages in the correct exercise can reduce joint pain by up to 25%. The common belief that is often mentioned, is with joint pain you do not move. This is a myth! Joint movement has been shown to reduce pain in the joints. It is therefore important to seek advice as to the various exercises that can benefit your presentation even if you have pain in a joint.


”Exercise your back pain away!”

Specific exercises have been shown to reduce back pain by up to 30%. Often when an individual gets a back spasm or acute low back pain, the frequent thought is for complete or a significant reduction in movement; this is the wrong belief. All the research into low back pain suggests the opposite, rather individualised exercises are given that are often in a non-provocative direction. Importantly, a subsequent appointment should be made so the exercises can be progressed.


“Reduce the risk of debilitating falls”

There are many exercises that a physiotherapist can give to assist in the reduction of falls. Falls are very serious and can result in various issues. Frequently associated with a fall is the fear of future falls. But the best way to approach this, is not to fall in the first place. Specific exercises can be given which can assist, where current research suggests that falls can be reduced by 35%.


“Exercise – nature’s natural anti-depressant”

Engaging in exercise results in your body releasing a chemical called an endorphin. This has various roles, one of which is to interact with receptors in your brain which reduces the perception of pain. Another role is to trigger a positive feeling in the body. Current evidence suggests that exercise can reduce depression and associated mental health conditions by 30%. Therefore this is directly associated to an increase in quality of life.

Any exercise should be completed in a safe manner. This often means such is performed in front of a sturdy chair or table.Some exercises that can be competed in your comfort of your home include:

  • A stationary march
  • Sit to stand (off a chair)
  • Standing hip extension (moving leg backwards in a standing position)
  • Side leg raises (moving leg out to side in a standing position)
  • Single leg stand (with something in front of you)
  • Arm/chest stretch (arms forward with hands together)
  • Tricep stretch (by putting your bent arm behind your body when sitting and applying a downward force with the other hand to your elbow)
  • Quadricep stretch (holding onto a chair, and bending one knee holding onto the ankle)
  • Calf stretch (keeping the knees straight, push against a wall)


These exercises are just a guide and have not been individually recommended for you.
Phone (08) 9203 7771 to make an appointment with Robert and Jeff today for your individualised exercise program.