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1 Back Pain *80% of adults suffer back pain or neck pain at some point in their life. Act quickly to prevent the pain becoming chronic. See your GP for advice, and ask about the New Private Physiotherapy service at Parkside Group Practice. …and follow these tips right now:

2 Back Pain Tips Avoid all forward bending while your back pain is acute. That includes leaning over a sink, making the bed, and picking things up from the floor. Apply 5 minutes of ice wrapped in a tea towel to the site of the pain to reduce inflammation, 3x per day. Stay mobile if possible, avoid sitting for longer than 30 minutes.

3 ы Back Pain Exercises Perform this simple exercise while lying on your bed. Bend your knees, and let them slowly drop to each side, and then to the other side, 5x each side. Perform this exercise 3-5 times per day. SURREY Parkside Group Practice CAN HELP

4 Neck Pain Always see your GP if you are involved in a car accident. Act quickly to prevent the pain becoming chronic. Try to get back to work as soon as you can …and follow these tips right now:

5 Neck Pain Tips Raise your computer screen so the middle of the monitor is at eye level. Avoid holding a telephone to your ear, use a hands-free kit. Avoid all laptop use as it encourages repetitive forward neck bending and poor posture Apply 5 minutes of ice (wrapped in a tea towel) 3x per day to reduce inflammation.

6 Neck Pain Exercise Perform this simple mobilisation exercise to your neck: Look over one shoulder as far as feels comfortable, and then the opposite shoulder. Move your neck slowly and repeat 5-10x each side, three times per day. Our Parkside Group Practice CAN HELP

7 Shoulder Pain Are you having trouble lifting your arm above your head? Can you lie in bed on your affected shoulder? Can you reach your bra strap? Do you get a catching pain when moving your arm? If one of more of these questions is true for you it may be a sign that you have a shoulder problem.

8 Shoulder Pain Tips Do not sleep on your affected side. Avoid lifting anything heavy above your head. Use 5 minutes of ice to the tip of your shoulder twice per day. Wrap the ice bag in a tea towel if its too cold. Follow the exercise on the next page:

9 Shoulder Pain Exercise The pendulum is one of the best shoulder exercises to help with your rehabilitation. Lean over a chair or table, and let your arm hang down. Move your arm in gentle circles, one direction then the other, for 1 minute 5x per day.

10 Knee Pain If you have sustained trauma or impact injury to your knee, see your GP to rule out cartilage or ligament damage. You may find your knee is swollen, and you have difficulty bending your knee or putting weight thorough it. This is due to inflammation and bleeding possibly from a damaged structure. Our Physio at Parkside Group Practice can help you.

11 Knee Pain Tips Avoid walking more than 20 minutes per day until your pain has disappeared. But DO stay mobile around the house or office. Apply ice, or a pack of frozen peas for 5 minutes, three times per day. Please it over the point of worst pain. Elevate your knee when sitting to help reduce inflammation.

12 Knee Pain Exercise A gentle mobilisation to the knee can help reduce inflammation: Lie on your front (you can also do this sitting), and simply bend your knee backwards. Repeat 10x, twice per day.


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