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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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