The Bury Physiotherapy Clinic are working tirelessly to ensure they are offering specialist physiotherapy support and home exercises to the local
community. They got in touch with us to share their six top tips to help you embrace physical activity during this time.
1) Pick an activity you enjoy or find yourself with the time to get stuck into.
2) Look around the home/garden to see what you can use to add resistance/aerobic challenge or help stretch.
3) Not sure what? Here's some ideas! Using the stairs or a step will get your heart rate up, mowing the lawn will provide some push/pull
resistance, re-decorating may require reaching/stretching and lots of crouching movements which help your range of movement, pruning shrubs in the garden
requires lots of upper body and repetitive movements, when you're baking try beating the cake mix by hand - be sure to use both arms equally!
4) Be aware of overly repetitive activity – if it starts to get sore, stop and stretch or change activity.
5) New to activity? Start gently and build up, e.g. start with 5-10 minutes of walking and gradually go a little further each time or when
lifting cans of beans, build up in blocks of five repetitions and stop when you fatigue or develop any pain. Some muscle ache is good, this should
alleviate when you stop.
6) It can be helpful to timetable in activity or exercise. Making a schedule of your day provides structure and means you have more focus
on your activities whether they are family oriented, outdoors/gardening/work/exercise.
The Bury Physiotherapy Clinic are offering a range of online opportunties for anyone wanting to move more or who need more specialist advice. Check
out some of their videos at www.facebook.com/watch/buryphysio/ or find out more about all of their
services, including their online specialist Pilates online subscriptions, Zoom classes and specialist sessions for Parkinson's patients at www.buryphysio.co.uk.