If you have recently been dealing with pain and are searching for lasting relief, our physiotherapists are here for you. With a personalized physiotherapy plan, you may be able to discover highly efficient ways to treat your pain and improve your overall energy levels.
Our physiotherapists focus on providing our patients with the care that promotes healing and injury prevention. Please contact our office today to learn more and arrange your first appointment with us.
In the meantime, here are five helpful tips we have put together that you can use to generate more energy and alleviate acute or chronic pain!
Are you ready to feel your best? Follow these tips!
1. Increase your physical activity levels
When you are in pain, it might be instinct to curl up in the fetal position on your side, but that’s the worst option you can choose. Most of us underestimate how critical it is to move around a lot daily. This is something physiotherapy will make very clear to you!
Forcing yourself to get up and walk around a bit every hour is a better choice, even if you just take a simple walk around the room. This can help relieve your pain immensely and give you an extra energy boost.
2. Stop hunching over – sit and stand up straight!
If you improve your posture, it can make a massive difference in your overall health.
A physiotherapy program can help you improve your posture, and this is something you can also carry out long term. Sitting and standing with your shoulders back, chest out, and a straight spine is a good start.
Avoid sitting slumped over a book, desk, or your computer at work! Your physiotherapist may be able to guide you towards proper posture habits that will help relieve pain and pressure.
3. Practice deep breathing
You’re breathing all the time; however, is it focused breathing? We’re guessing it probably isn’t! Every few hours, make sure you take a moment to yourself to stop, shut your eyes, and breathe. Breathe in deeply through your nose.
Make sure your lungs are as full as possible, and then breathe out through your mouth. Let a bit of air out through your lips by keeping them lightly pursed, and focus on nothing but your breathing for a few minutes.
You’ll be shocked at how much of a difference it can make with your energy and stress levels!
Your physiotherapist will show you how practicing focused breathing techniques can help relieve your pain and give you an energy boost during the day.
4. Pay attention to ergonomics at your desk
The way you sit can have a massive impact on your pain and energy levels. Your physiotherapist might recommend that you change the way you’re sitting to relieve pain.
A lumbar cushion behind your back can help relieve pressure in your lower back region. By avoiding pain, you’ll feel less zapped energy at the end of the day. Your physiotherapist will be able to offer a specialized treatment plan full of tips and exercises to help you adjust your sitting habits at home and in your work environment.
Be sure to take breaks at work and get up to move around!
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. They include obesity and a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that make up metabolic syndrome.”
5. Drink enough water
Drinking enough water will prevent you from dehydrating, and this will allow you to avoid muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue, and constipation.
You will notice that the more water you drink, the less pain you feel, and the more energy you have. The added bonus is that it can help you keep your appetite under control so you’re less likely to gain unnecessary weight.
It is recommended that we drink about an ounce of water for each pound we weigh each day! That seems like a lot, but it normally averages out to be around 7-8 glasses.
Water is always the healthiest drink option, so make sure you keep a full bottle or thermos near you at all times during the day.
Call our physiotherapy clinic today
Be sure to use the tips above to add to your customized physiotherapy plan for optimum results. If you’re ready to learn more about how healthy eating and exercise may bring back your energy and alleviate irritating pain, we’re here for you!
Physiotherapy is a safe, healthy, non-invasive way to recover from injury or illness and get back to feeling your absolute best.
Call us today to arrange a consultation with a licensed physiotherapist!