The spinal roll is a perfect exercise for the upper back and shoulders as well as the lower back too.
Level – Intermediate
Equipment – Gymball, (floor mat optional)
Kneel upright with the ball in front of you
Place your hands flat on top of the ball
Tuck your chin in to
The Standing roll back is a great exercise that we at Therapyroom1 use to help people who have tight hamstrings and back pain stretch easier. This exercise is something that most medical manual therapy disciplines can make use of i.e. physiotherapy, sports therapy and podiatry.
Level – Intermediate
Equipment – Gym Ball
This is a different take on a shoulder press that you might be used to but as Therapyroom1 is all about treating patients with injuries rather than a gym this is perfect for patients who want to:
Increase shoulder range of movement
Stretch the upper triceps, rhomboids, trapezius etc.
Most people who know about Therapyroom1 will tell you that we treat mainly sports injuries and they would be right. What is less known and the reason the need to write this article is that we also do other types of treatment, for example the elderly.
As our senior members gradually
Many of our seniors are gradually losing upper body strength through their forearms and wrist. This is a great Therapyroom1 exercise that will help rebuild muscle strength and increase range of motion in the wrist and forearm.
Equipment: Foam Roller (2-3 feet long)
Stand or sit with your hands at
The criss cross exercise is one definitely for the hips and possibly knees in some cases. Again this exercise will help stretch the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the hip. It is something you can do every day and keep your body moving. We use this exercise as an examination
We have seen many seniors over the past number of years and to be honest I amazed at how we are able to change the lives of many patients who are our seniors and improve their mobility.
Many seniors who are at home do not realise just what they can do
At Therapyroom1 we have seen all manner of patients demonstrate calf stretches to us; leaning against a wall, door, kneeling, lunging and each time that we were shown the stretch we offered them the one below and they all said that this actually felt a better stretch. The reason why