Get useful exercise tips to deal with, or limit common injuries, from the Sports medicine rehab experts at Insync Physiotherapy. Two locations - 102-4088 Cambie Street Vancouver, BC and 204-4580 Hastings St.
Neutral Spine Posture
Start on hands and knees position on a yoga mat with a reverse arch in the upper back. You are wanting to keep your tailbone upper back and head in alignment.
Begin with tall neutral spine posture. Then bring a resistance band around the back of your thorax and wrap it around both wrists and into both hands. Have your palms face up in the start position with the elbows at about 90 degrees and broaden the shoulder blades. Then punch your hand forward pointing your thumb towards the ceiling and return it to the start. Repeat this 10 times for 3 sets and do it for the other side too! This is a great exercise for shoulder impingement pain caused by weak and poor scapula muscle activation.
If you suffer from sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, you know it’s a problem that can’t be ignored. Walking, sitting and even slight movements can amplify the discomfort.
While certain motions may exasperate the feeling, did you know exercise can be among the best ways to alleviate your sacroiliac joint pain symptoms? Specific exercises and stretches can help you achieve significant relief from your pain.
What Is It?
First, it’s best to know why you’re experiencing sacroiliac joint pain and where it came from in the first place. The joint pain is called SI joint dysfunction. The SI joints are located in the low back, where the sacrum and right and left iliac bones join.
Cartilage covers the SI joints, and when that is damaged or worn down, the bones rub together, leading to degenerative arthritis. That is the top cause of SI joint dysfunction. Another major cause of SI joint pain is pregnancy. Additional weight gain due to pregnancy leads to more pressure on the joints, and when ligamen…
Hip stiffness from arthritis or having total hip replacement surgery, can be sometimes difficult in trying to get your functional mobility back again. I highly encourage you to be working with your physiotherapist in order to get your functional mobility back, but in the meantime, here are some very helpful tips to get you started on increasing your mobility, your strength and retraining your muscular control system again. Enjoy!