Have you been to a physio recently? Or have you seen an Osteopath?
Do you have exercises to do at home?
Are you doing them correctly and gaining maximum benefit?
Most people do not exercise correctly and so do not get the full benefit!
I recently received some training from an experienced osteopath. He suggested that many people given exercises, by physios or osteopaths, don't do them correctly. They don't exercise often enough or for long enough, and they use poor technique. This results in a longer period of pain, more visits to specialists and often no answer at the end of it.
The most effective way to exercise a specific muscle is with supervision by a professional, who understands your condition and the exercise required to improve it. Anne at the Studio is one of these professionals.
This is where one to one sessions are ideal, allowing you the time with this specialist to talk through and practise the exercises you need to do on a daily or weekly basis.
I have listed a few specific issues that would benefit from correct exercise.
Exercise can be hugely beneficial for arthritic joints provided it is carefully monitored. Mobility and strength work must be within your normal range of movement.
90% of back pain is described as 'non specific' as there is no specific cause and no medical treatment can be offered other than pain relief. Exercise can help manage and considerably reduce levels of pain.
Knee pain has a variety of causes including injury and degeneration. Exercise can strengthen the joint to give better stability for excellent long term results.