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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Dry Needling And It’s Benefits

Do you face complications such as headaches, problems related to blood pressure or the whooping cough?

The main goal of dry needling is to alleviate muscle soreness and cramping, although it may also aid in improving flexibility. Physiotherapists at PhysioExperts have furthered their studies and perfected the art of acupuncture and dry needling in order to better serve our clients. We use sterile, single used needles which are disposed of dutifully. They are used as part of an inclusive treatment strategy that also involves hands-on mobilization, exercise, and other techniques. An acupuncturist will insert needles into a person’s body with the goal of balancing their energy. This increases well-being and can help fight off infections.

Dry Needling can be beneficial in the following ways :

– It can act as a substitute for pain medication
– It can control some types of pain
– It can be effectively combined with other treatments
– There are very few side effects

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.

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“WHAT” “WHYs” & “HOWs” about Pediatric Physiotherapy

It is an extremely undermined topic when it comes to physiotherapy for children, and it has proven to be an equally essential crucial form of therapy for babies, children, and adolescents. 

As important as Physiotherapy is for elderly people and is considered a necessity, in the same way, at a growing age of a child, rehabilitation and therapy for the development of the brain, bones, and muscles are crucial.

In this blog, we will give insights on Pediatric physiotherapy and answer the most common questions asked about this therapy.  

What is Pediatric Physiotherapy?

Pediatric physical therapy focuses on children from age 0 to 18 to promote physical and motor growth aiming to achieve optimal development. Our pediatric specialists work with the children to develop a child’s:

  •       Motor function.
  •       Posture.
  •       Enhancing the growth of the bones.
  •       Strength of the muscles.
  •       Flexibility.
  •       Balance.
  •       Coordination.
  •       Sensory understanding. 

These treatments include manual therapy, education, functional playing, understanding the development of the child, and preparing personalized treatment plans for your child that include pediatric physiotherapy exercises. Motivating the growth of the child’s development is crucial for the long run.

Why do children need Pediatric physiotherapy? 

As a child begins its growth and development, the right direction and motivation of each growth are necessary for independence and achievement of self-esteem. Pediatric physiotherapy exercises are capable of providing a safer form of development, strengthening, and developing necessary preventive measures of physical damage, just like sports pre-rehabilitation. 

This majorly addresses muscular weakness, imbalance, and coordination. An individual plan is developed for every child as every child is built differently however, the common programs include activities for balance and coordination, safety and prevention programs, and Motor development activities that include therapeutic playing. 

How does Pediatric Physiotherapy work? 

Children with special needs or normal development problems need Paediatric Physiotherapy. At PhysioExperts, we have a special approach towards children with any needs. For instance, the most common worrisome topic that remains for parents is speech development. Children stuttering in childhood is very common as they have heard you talking, and they register some words in their head. However, there is a complex dance happening in their head as they know the word, they might know the meaning of a few words they have heard, however, they are struggling with how to use it and where to use it. We do not know what is happening in their head nor do they know but they are confused, and they want to speak but they are yet in the Speech development stage and learning how to speak. 

For this reason, Pediatric Physiotherapists at PhysioExperts, focus on each child’s development by understanding their motor development skills by following a plan of pediatric physiotherapy exercises. This engages the child in activities that interest them in development and growth. This eventually helps to prevent a child’s sensory reaction. If this reaction is not assisted, a child can develop a temper and can throw tantrums, and have mental breakdowns

We aim to engage the child and the parent in this process to develop a bond with them and also get the parents used to understand their child’s motor needs. 

Benefits of Pediatric Physiotherapy: 

  •       Stronger joints
  •       Range of motion
  •       Developing muscular strength
  •       Speech development
  •       Working on the reflexes
  •       Creating the right posture
  •       Developing equilibrium skills
  •       Gait training
  •       Building self-esteem
  •       Develop an independent mindset

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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