Physiotherapy is a therapy that makes use of physical techniques to relieve pain and increase mobility. Physiotherapists will frequently use exercise as a treatment. So, here are a few easy physiotherapy exercises for your back, neck and foot you can do at home to help yourself.
If you are suffering from more pain do not undertake these exercises and look for medical advice immediately.
Tips to get the most out of these workout routines:
1. Repeat each exercise at least 5 times and increase this number over time.
2. Slow, smooth movements are best.
3. Remember the quality of exercise is better than quantity, so, stay focussed on the area of the body you are exercising.
Back exercises: Many people go to physiotherapists with back pain. Here i will discuss two exercises that help to alleviate pain and reduce stiffness from the back:
1. Lie on your back with both of the legs straight. In this position, bring your left knee in close proximity to your chest. Hold this specific position for 10 seconds. Return your leg to the straight position. Repeat with the right leg.
2. Stand up with your arms on your side. Bend to the left facet while slowly sliding your left hand down your left lower-leg. Come back up slowly and relax. Repeat with the right side of your body. For more info about back exercise, you can click over here.
Neck exercises: These are great exercises, but if your neck is strained from staring at a computer screen the all day long. Do these exercises sitting up straight in your chair, do not slouch!
1. Keep your eyes centered on one object directly in front of you, now slowly move your head back. You will now be taking a looking at the roof. Keep your whole body still. Hold this position for 5 seconds and slowly return your head to the start position.
2. Keep your eyes centered on one object directly in front of you, turn your head left, your vision should be in line with your left shoulder. Turn your head so far as you can and hold the position for 5 seconds. Slowly relax as you return your head to the start position.