Without physical challenge (aka sitting all day or doing the same exercise routine every week) the body breaks down
They key to physical health is exposure to a variety of environments and stimuli. Balance on stuff, go barefoot when able, make the floor your new chair, dance around for 5 minutes everyday
Get out of your old patterns, rediscover the joy of movement and expose your body to new physical challenges on a daily basis. That’s REAL physical therapy and despite the simplicity it can deliver massive positive benefits for the body and mind
2 weeks ago
Want to improve your squat? Play with the squat movement everyday for 5 minutes and the progress will blow your mind
Playing with your squat means tinkering with it, trying different foot positions, angles, stance widths, spine position, try kickstand squats, 4 point to squat.......you get the point. Try stuff and be creative
This is my new nightly routine. A 5 minute “squat experience” where I play with positions and it has done wonders for my comfort and stability within the squat position
Send this to a friend that struggles with their squat and help them understand that playing with the movement for small doses everyday might be the key to real progress
1 day ago
Texture: it only hurts if you haven’t been using your feet like a human
People who are severely hearing impaired and start using a hearing aid can initially find a whisper painfully loud. The stimulus is so foreign to the brain that it interprets it as a harmful stimuli
Same thing with feet. When you first start walking barefoot everything seems painful, even smooth stones. It’s not because its damaging your feet, it’s because your brain has never experienced texture like that under your feet
Spend time barefoot, expose your feet to textures that mobilize your joints and light up sensory beds in the soles of your feet. Gradual exposure is what it’s all about - eventually you will be left with resilient, strong, mobile, painfree paws
6 days ago
The best preventative based shoulder saver exercises integrate the upper back and lats working together as a functional unit, reducing unwanted tightness and compensation at the neck and traps which is a common pain point for many struggling with neck and shoulder pain. Here’s is the single most effective band pull apart variation for strong, stable, pain-free shoulders 🔗LINK IN BIO
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3 days ago
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1 week ago
I don’t care who you are or how you train! If you think you’ve mastered the squat pattern then PROVE it by passing the ultimate goblet squat challenge. Take 50% of your bodyweight in dumbbell or kettlebell and goblet squat it for as many unbroken pristine reps as possible until your legs, stability or heart give out. Shit reps do NOT count. Passing score is 25 reps, and current record is 75 reps. Can anyone beat this? And if you can’t get 25 reps, read up on how to improve your score, and in turn your squat pattern 🔗LINK IN BIO
Types of Physiotherapy That Help Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain plagues Canadians to the extent that 80% will suffer from it at some time in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. For many, the problem is more than a passing incident; they need physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy of different types can be used to treat lower back pain. Acupuncture is fast becoming an important method for the relief of such pain. The doctor has the patient lie face-down and inserts the acupuncture needles across the back. The doctor then finishes the procedure for lower back pain. Pain relief after a series of treatments usually lasts months.
Massage is also used for lower back pain. The massage used must be done by someone well-versed in the treatment of lower back pain. A massage done by an untrained person may do more harm than good.
These methods are called passive therapies, or modalities. They are done to the patient and not by the patient. There are other modalities that are commonly used. Heat and ice packs are a well-known form of passive physiotherapy. They can be used separately, or they can be used alternately by a person who is suffering from acute lower back pain.
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) can be used as another modality for lower back pain. The patient will feel the sensation of the stimulator instead of his pain. If the TENS unit seems to work well for him, he will be sent home with one to use at his convenience.
Ultrasound is especially useful as a passive therapy for anyone with acute lower back pain. It delivers heat deep into the muscles of the lower back. This not only relieves pain. It can also speed healing.
Back exercises may be assigned by a physiotherapist. These exercises will help with lower back pain if one does them correctly and faithfully. The only exception is if the back is in an acute condition requiring emergency care or surgery.
The exercises that will help with lower back pain the most will be assigned and supervised by a physiotherapist. They may be done at home, but it will be necessary to follow instructions and check in frequently.
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