Ways to stay fit when you work from home

One of the biggest problems from working at home is inactivity.

Weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic illnesses can all be linked to too much sitting. An easy place to begin: Simply start to move your body a little more at your desk.

Here are 3 simple yet effective exercises you can do at your desk :

1. Chair Squats

Stand up from your chair, lower your body back down, stopping right before you sit back down. (Keep your weight in your heels to work those glutes). Then stand back up again.

2. Calf Raises

Hold on to the back of your chair. Then lift yourself as high as you can on your toes. Hold for a few seconds, then release.

3. Wrist bend exercise

Hold the upper part of your hand with your other hand and slowly bend your. wrist down and then upwards until a stretch is felt at each extreme. Hold each for a slow count of 10. Repeat 3 – 5 times.

It may take some creative thinking and self-discipline, but it’s important for both your physical and mental health to remain active even when working from home.

PhysioExperts we offer much more than just general physiotherapy treatments to help you restore your mobility and help you make sure to not put yourself in any harm’s way.

Book an appointment to get a physical assessment done for your condition and get personalized treatment.

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How to workout with a Bosu Ball

Do you want to learn how to use a Bosu ball in your workouts? We’ve got you covered.

What is a Bosu Ball?

A Bosu ball is inflated on one side and has a flat platform on the other. It looks like an exercise ball divided in half. It’s a balance trainer, with an unstable surface on which the user may conduct exercises that target a range of muscles.

Not only is it a balance aid, helping user’s co-ordinate muscles and nerves for unstable conditions that you experience in everyday life, but it also assists in a number of other types of training, such as stretching, rehabilitation, and strength training.

BOSU exercises build core and overall strength and improve balance, stability and flexibility. Because of the instability, just about any exercise on the BOSU works the core, even if it doesn’t feel like it.

Here are 3 Bosu Ball exercises:

1. Ball Push-up

– Start in a plank posture with your hands on the flat side of the ball,
– Put your toes on the floor and keep your legs straight.
– Raise your body to the point when your arms are virtually straight (do not lock your elbows).
– Hold for two seconds while balancing.
– Slowly return to your starting posture and repeat.

2. Bosu Ball Mountain Climber

– Place a Bosu in front of you on the floor. Place your hands on the edge of the Bosu and your feet on the floor behind you, resting on your balls. This is where you’ll begin.
– Bend your right knee and draw it towards your chest while keeping your left foot on the floor.
– Return to the starting position by extending your right leg.
– Bend your left knee and draw it towards your chest while keeping your right foot on the floor.
– Return to the starting position by extending your left leg. Alternate between right and left for the number of repetitions specified. Gradually increase your pace, making sure the moving leg does not touch the ground.

3. Single-leg hold

– Place the Bosu flat side down.
– Place one foot in the middle of the Bosu and step up onto it, balancing on your leg.
– Maintain your balance for 30 seconds, trying not to let your other foot touch the Bosu or the ground.
– Repeat on the other side.

At PhysioExperts we offer much more than just general physiotherapy treatments to help you restore your mobility and help you make sure to not put yourself in any harm’s way.

Book an appointment to get a physical assessment done for your condition and get personalized treatment.

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How to Maintain a Fit Back

What is a Trunk Rotation?

A Trunk Rotation is a dynamic movement that aims to stretch various areas in the lower body. Performance of the Trunk Rotation will provide relief for those who experience lower back pain. It will help you increase flexibility in your low back (lumbar spine) and hips, allowing you to move and rotate your spine more freely.

It can also relieve tension not just in the lower but also in the upper spinal column and the muscles of the neck. If you want to work on correcting your posture, incorporate this exercise into your program.

At PhysioExperts we offer much more than just general physiotherapy treatments to help you restore your mobility and help you make sure to not put yourself in any harm’s way.

Book an appointment to get a physical assessment done for your condition and get personalized treatment.

For appointments, Call Us: 613-672-6000 or drop us an email: info@physioexperts.ca

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Benefits of Interferential Current Therapy

If you have health issues including cumulative trauma diseases, body pain, joint injuries, or are planning or recovering from orthopaedic surgery, then IFT is an effective solution for you.

What is Interferential Current Therapy?

Interferential Current Therapy (IFT) is the best therapeutic form of electrotherapy. It is superior to the tens therapy when it comes to recovery from soft tissue injuries. Treatments via IFT is safe, soothing, and effective. Therapy usually takes 10-15 minutes, depending on the patient.

However, in our center, the physiotherapy treatment time for Interferential current therapy is about 20 minutes. We use a longer therapy time to enhance the therapeutic benefits of each session.

How does Interferential Current Therapy work?

Small quantities of electrical stimulation are sent to the damaged tissues in the body during interferential current therapy. The treatment aims to improve the body’s natural pain-response mechanism, increase blood flow, and raise the synthesis of hormones that promote healing.

Some benefits of Interferential Current Therapy include:

– Safely reduces or removes your discomfort.
– Swelling and irritation decreased noticeably.
– Improves restricted movements and co-ordination while restoring lost movement.
– Natural hormones are stimulated, which might help your body heal faster.
– Many doctors believe it is a particularly effective treatment for chronic pain.

Book an appointment to get a physical assessment done for your condition and get personalized treatment.

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Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy: Earlier the Better

Physiotherapy is a spectacular therapy in the field of medicine that is effective to solve most of all health problems. 

Neurological Physiotherapy is a special branch of therapy that exclusively involves your brain (Neuro), spinal cord, and your peripheral nerves. This involves loss of muscular movement, physical disability stimulated by mental disability as well as deterioration of neural (nerve) functioning. 

What conditions require Neurological Physiotherapy? 

  •     Stroke
  •     Head injury caused during accidents 
  •     Traumatic Brain Injury
  •     Spinal Cord Injury 
  •     Parkinson’s Disease
  •     Bell’s Palsy 
  •     Multiple Sclerosis 
  •     Paralysis
  •     Muscle spasms 
  •     Lack of sensation in the limbs

All the above-mentioned medical conditions are connected to the brain, spinal cord, or the nervous system of the body. It is when either of these pathways is damaged, the connection of the brain to the specific hands, legs, or the motor organ is disabled. This results in the brain signals not reaching anywhere else in the body. 

Physiotherapy VS Neurological Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the stimulation of muscles, ligaments, or tendons to activate the movement and sensation of the muscle. In the same way, Neurological Physiotherapy or Neuro Physiotherapy is the stimulation of certain parts of the brain to repair the connection and the pathway between the brain and the motor organ.  

How does Neurological Physiotherapy help

Treatment plans for Neurological Physiotherapy are different depending on the type of injury and the condition of the injury. These include focusing on improving cardiovascular functioning, strength, and agility, movement, balance as well as the overall coordination of the body muscles. 

  •     Improve muscular strength
  •     Develop a better range of motion 
  •     Improve posture
  •     Decrease muscular contractions 
  •     Reduce muscle spasms 
  •     Improve breathing 
  •     Better balance
  •     Relieve pain 
  •     Promote independent movement 
  •     And to achieve maximum potential

At PhysioExperts, we use a combination of different neurological therapies to provide a beneficial approach to the treatment. Neurological malfunctioning often includes difficulties in breathing, swallowing, and trouble in speech. 

Why should you not wait to begin with Neurological Physiotherapy?

When a rehabilitation program is regarding Neuro i.e., brain, it is necessary to understand that all of our body functions and muscle movements are controlled and coordinated by our brain. 

When the connections between our brain and other body functions are disrupted, there are chances the restoration process may have to begin from scratch when put off for a longer period.

The initial assessment of Neurological Physiotherapy is different from that of regular physiotherapy. Neurological physiotherapy requires a complete analysis of the body regarding the area affected. This means, once when the affected painful area is recognized, the neurological physiotherapist must examine other parts of the body that are controlled by the same part of the brain as that of the painful area. This helps to understand the actual CAUSE OF THE PAIN – Brain, Spinal cord, nerves, or the muscles. 

At PhysioExperts, the physiotherapists are trained to provide a customized plan of treatment after a complete evaluation of the problem. This is why the sessions are usually extended ineffectively by the fee. 

The treatment goals set for you are of 2 types: 

  1.   Short-term goals 
  2.   Long-term goals

Short-term goals that aim for you to be able to carry out daily tasks and routines smoothly without discomfort and most importantly pain. 

Long-term goals include for you to attain complete restoration of the movement and promote strength and agility of the muscles.

Why Choose PhysioExperts for Neurological Physiotherapy in Ottawa?

  •  One-on-One treatment.
  • Evidence-based approaches towards Neurological Physiotherapy.
  • In-home services are available as well.
  • No doctor referral is required.
  • Modern and up-to-date equipmentmen clinic.
  • Experienced and Registered Physiotherapists. 
  • Direct Insurance Billing.

Along with specialized treatment with the physiotherapist, we also provide a customized plan of exercises to do so at home for better results. 

Call today at 613-672-6000 or book an appointment with us at PhysioExperts. 

For any concerns drop us an email: info@physioexperts.ca 

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