What we’ll cover
  1. Why are home exercises so important?
  2. Why do my home exercises seem so simple?
  3. How can I remember my home exercises?

Home exercises

How often do you do your home exercises?  If you answered rarely, you wouldn’t be alone.  Research shows that 65% of people do not complete their exercises.  We also know that if you have more than three exercises, the likelihood of you doing them drops dramatically.

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Why are home exercises so important?

Home exercises can play a critical role in rehabilitation.  Whilst your in-clinic treatment helps to decrease pain and improve mobility, without strengthening or improving flexibility, your condition won’t improve.

Home exercises maintain the improvement obtained from in-clinic treatment.  These exercises assist to resolve the underlying cause of your symptoms and can provide symptomatic relief.

Your physiotherapist is highly trained in ensuring that exercises that are prescribed are not only safe but will ensure benefit for your condition.

Why do my home exercises seem so simple?

When you are injured it commonly results in disuse of the muscles surrounding the affected area.  For example, if you hurt your shoulder, you commonly avoid movements that hurt the shoulder or compensate to avoid pain.  This is one of the reasons why more persistent injuries or conditions commonly take longer to resolve.

This disuse results in weakness and reduced endurance in these muscle groups.  Furthermore, in a number of conditions including spinal pain and arthritic joint conditions; it has been shown that deeper stabilising muscles are also inhibited and switched off due to pain.  If not resolved, this commonly results in altered movement patterns and commonly causes recurrent episodes or persistent pain.

Your physiotherapist will tailor your exercises depending on stage of rehabilitation.  During the acute stages of injury, these may be very simple exercises to reduce pain.  As you progress, your home exercises may compliment and be similar to exercises that you are performing under the supervision of your physiotherapist with Clinical Pilates, Clinical Strength or Functional Fitness and Strength.

How can I remember my home exercises?

Do you forget what exercises your physiotherapist gave you?  Can’t remember how to do them or how often you were meant to do them?

Malvern East Physiotherapy is now using PhysiApp.  By downloading or logging on PhysiApp, you will be able to access your easy to follow exercise videos to follow step by step.  If you have any questions about your exercises you can directly message and alert your physiotherapist.  You even have the option to set reminders and alerts on your phone or ipad if required.

Home exercises

At Malvern East Physiotherapy, your physiotherapist will work closely with you to provide a realistic and optimum home exercise program.  Whether you want to spend 10 minutes a day through to hours on end, your physiotherapist will develop a a home exercise program that is not only beneficial but realistic to complete.

Call us today or book online to ensure you are doing the best exercises as part of your rehabilitation.

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Last week we were fortunate enough to head back to uni and refresh our anatomy knowledge at @latrobeuni in the anatomy labs. 

Thank you to the Latrobe School of Physiotherapy for inviting us! Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

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Staying stronger, healthier and happier. This time last week, our team was nervously completing their final preparations for @melbmara . 

Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

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For Tony and Joan, healthier and stronger is being able to navigate the iconic Coast to Coast Walk in the UK! We recently had the pleasure of hosting Elise Bujor from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy to discuss women’s health issues across the lifespan. 

Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

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