Stretching exercises for the neck, upper back and shoulders
Try these stretching exercises to relieve pain and stiffness in the neck, upper back and shoulder region. Remember to breath while stretching, stretch when warmed up (ie. after exercise or a hot shower), hold each stretch for up to 30 seconds and stretch to tension but not into pain. If your condition does not improve or worsens seek the advice of a qualified musculoskeletal allied health professional.
Core stabilisation exercises
Exercise physiologist Rhianna Smith goes over core stabilisation exercises to assist in the management and prevention of low-back pain, and for general well being. The exercises are performed on mat, foam roller and swiss ball. For maximum benefit perform the program 2-3 times per week.
Low back and hip stretches
Please follow this low-back and hip stretching program to help manage low-back pain. Do not stretch into pain, ease off if you feel pain. Hold each stretch for approximately 30 seconds and stretch both sides. If your condition does not improve or is exacerbated seek advice from an allied health care professional.
Body to Balance - Clinical Pilates
At Body to Balance we offer clinical pilates and in this video we are demonstrating reformer pilates. Pilates is excellent for all types of people and offers our patient's a great way of rehabilitating from their injuries to ensure optimal recovery. It particularly suits those with low-back, hip, neck & shoulder pain, the elderly, pre- and post-natal, post-surgical strengthening and people with poor posture. It is good for chronic pain patients who benefit from a more active "hands-off" approach to their therapy.
Shoulder Rotator Cuff and Scapula Stabilisation Exercises
Basic shoulder strengthening exercises that are beneficial for the rehabilitation of rotator cuff injuries and shoulder impingement. For progressions or regressions of the program or further advice consult a musculoskeletal trained allied health professional.
Knee Strengthening Exercise
Strengthening of the muscles that support the knees is the first line recommended management for knee injuries and osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a graded exercise program that may need to be modified depending on your condition. For further advice see your allied health professional such as an exercise physiologist, myotherapist, chiropractor, podiatrist or similar.