One of the most common things that we see at Therapyroom1 is back pain or for some, sciatica. Now in the world we live where everything around involves bending forwards (medically we call this lumbar flexion), you see this everyday. Technology causes us to lean forward to see our phones,
The sun is out at last!! Out come the sunglasses, flip flops, BBqs and....the lawnmowers, spades, wheelbarrows etc. Already here in the clinic we are starting to see "garden related injuries".
For many of us gardening is a summer pastime so that means we probably haven't been out there since about
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.
This exercise comes in many names but the reason why we use it and are giving it to you is simple; it an amazing workout for your lower back.
Quickie: when you do this exercise it is great to do on your bed if you have been suffering from really bad
A strength and conditioning based squat with a squash, with the ball between your lower back and wall is a great thigh workout. Use your core to maintain a long, straight back as you squash the ball into the wall. This exercise is designed for patients who are rehabilitating:
The Bridge has been used for many years as a great exercise for supporting the back and working the thighs at the same time. We love using it as Therapyroom1 for patients with back pain, however in a controlled manner that you can see in the back and chest rehab
One of the greatest joys in the world for many women is to become pregnant, yet during pregnancy having a 6lb+ bump constantly hanging out in front of you might not seem so. Women all over the world when pregnant can suffer from severe back or pelvis pain and it
So you look out into the garden and you spot a bit of grass amongst the weeds and realise against all your gritted teeth that it is spring and time for getting back out there.
Well, you know and I do, that gardening is a back breaking and dirty past time,