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Taking care of your back

The Vertebro, a new back therapy device to re-align the displaced vertebrae.

You suffer from common back pain and you wish to do something to better manage your back problems. Or you do not have a bad back but you want to take care of it to avoid any problems.

The back is made for movement; He must move and work to be fit. More often than not, it is because it is too little or badly solicited that it is painful. To prevent back pain, it is therefore essential to maintain good overall physical condition by exercising.

During painful episodes, if it is a common rachialgia, it is necessary as far as possible to maintain normal activities of daily life or to resume them after a maximum of 5 days of rest in bed (unless otherwise indicated by the doctor ) To avoid stiffening the back and delaying healing. Example: get up, get dressed, go up and down stairs.photo-therapy-gstaad

Importance of health:

If back pain persists beyond 4 to 6 weeks, intermittent or recurrent, and if your doctor confirms the diagnosis of common backache, it is strongly recommended to perform physical exercises. Talk to your physiotherapist who will advise you on the most appropriate type of physical activity and then visit us to take back therapy sessions with our device (the Vertebro) by visiting our website www.swissbackagency.com. Welcome and we will give you the best advice on our home back therapy system.

It is advisable to begin with stretching, toning and relaxation exercises, and then consider endurance physical activity adapted to your possibilities (walking, swimming, cycling …).

Some simple exercises to stretch, tone and relax your back, the exercises proposed pursue several objectives:

• relax, relax your back, breathe;
• recover as quickly as possible and feel better;
• better manage your back pain;
• maintain the mobility of the back by alternating movements of relaxation (stretching) and toning (strengthening muscles).
It is best to ask a physiotherapist to show you how to do these exercises.

Some principles to remember:

Exercises should not cause intense pain (only tension when stretching).

They must be done slowly, without brutality, without jolts.

It is advisable to practice them regularly. Breathing must be free, calm and deep.

The exercises are repeated several times for 8 seconds, alternating with 7 seconds of rest.

Living a healthier life.

Stretching exercises:

Starting position: standing back to the wall, feet slightly detached from the wall. The body is not supported on the wall.
Movement: try to grow, to reach your maximum height, raising your arms as high as possible and pushing the top of the skull up, chin tucked in. Hold for 6 seconds, breathing normally, then rest for 6 seconds.

Starting position: standing, legs apart, arms outstretched, hands resting on furniture, back straight, weight of body distributed between hands and feet. Movement: keeping the back straight, back the buttocks and feet until the legs are at right angles to the trunk – arm alignment

Starting position: sitting on a buttock, on the front edge of a chair (or on the edge of a bench or table).

Movement: With your hand, fold the leg towards the buttock. Hold for 6 seconds, then release 6 seconds. Repeat 5 times the exercise then change sideways.

Note: It is essential to feel the stretching of the muscles on the front of the thigh.

Starting position: lying on the back with arms crossed. Movement: turn your head to the right, bend your right leg, take the right knee with your left hand and bring it to the floor on the left side. Hold for 6 seconds and then slowly return to the starting position. Make the movement in the other direction: turn
Head left, bend your left leg, take the left knee of your right hand and bring it to the right.

 

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Fight against physical inactivity

Nowadays, sedentary lifestyle is the cause of most back pain, because it causes a weakening of the muscles in general, those that maintain the back in particular. Most of the time, the back pain comes from the muscles, ligaments and joints of the back which are no longer used to move and therefore “tired” quickly.
To prevent back pain, it would therefore ideally be necessary to regularly exercise or have physical activity. Most sports are beneficial if you practice them in good conditions, that is to say:If the effort is preceded by heating;
If it is progressive, adapted to the physical (especially respiratory) capacities;
If the technical gestures are well controlled;
If the equipment is of quality.
A very intense sports activity can nevertheless cause pain. Ask your doctor for advice.On a daily basis, an essential asset for well-being

When combined with a balanced diet, physical activity contributes to a better quality of life:

It increases muscle strength.
It contributes to the development of bone capital during childhood and adolescence, and to its preservation during adulthood. Indeed, it slows down the loss of bone density, due to aging.
It strengthens cardiac and respiratory capacities.
It gives resistance to fatigue and allows for a more restful sleep.
It helps to be more relaxed, which reduces anxiety and depression.
It develops flexibility, balance and good coordination of movements. This in particular reduces the risk of falls among seniors.
It allows to preserve a certain physical autonomy by taking of age.
An important role in disease prevention

The regular practice of physical activity greatly reduces the risk of certain pathologies.

Cardiovascular diseases: Physically active persons develop about half as many cardiovascular diseases (including those that affect the brain’s blood vessels, called “cerebrovascular”).
Cancers: activity decreases the risk of cancer tumors (cancers of the colon, breast and endometrium – mucosa inside the uterus).
Diabetes: Physical exercise and changing eating habits can prevent the onset of diabetes in high-risk people.
Obesity: Being active reduces the risk of being overweight. The sedentary lifestyle explains, in part, the large increase in obesity in modern societies. Indeed, the increased use of motorized transport and elevators, as well as the development of sedentary activities (television, video games, computer work), reduce the amount of energy used by the body. Similarly, the use of heating and cooling reduces the energy expenditure of the organization.
Daily physical exercise recommended

Activities equivalent to half an hour of brisk walking a day help keep you fit. Daily occupations often offer the opportunity to move more. You may be able to walk to go to work or spend yourself during domestic chores and leisure time. The essential thing is to opt for a progressive activity, adapted to your capacities and your desires.

To stay healthy, it is essential to practice daily physical activity. Thus the Home Back Therapy Program recommends:

At least the equivalent of 30 minutes of brisk walking for adults.
At least the equivalent of one hour for children and adolescents.
The term “brisk walking” refers to a more sustained rhythm than that adopted during a walk. Your step is more energetic, your breathing a little faster. However, you are not breathless: you can always speak normally. On flat terrain, this pace results in a speed of 4 to 6 km / h.

This activity offers a considerable advantage: a majority of people can practice it, whatever their age and where they are.

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Video of our back therapy device, and (Vertebra)

Fashion Employment:

The practitioner must be very close, standing uncurved, shoulders perpendicular to the table or to the floor mat, verify the horizontality (table for example) only the two green leds must be lit. Place the Vertebro centered 10 cm below the bottom of the column (speed of the drive to a minimum), keep the handle parallel to the back and in line with the column.

Start: lower to the back, firmly holding the device while keeping the 2 green LEDs on, indicating the horizontality of the Vertebro (always on the muscular part (right and left of the column) and not on the bones Of the column.) During the massage if the orange or red LEDs light, press lightly on the side of the orange or red light to restore the 2 green lights (indicating that the vertebra is reset). Along the column, from bottom to top, at a speed of one millimeter per second. For the red light, you have to repeat the manipulation 6 times at the rate of 1 day out of 2 to allow time for your body to understand that it has to retain the nerves in their place and to maintain them.

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