Exercises

Take a look at the exercises and helpful advice from our team of Plymouth Osteopaths and Massage Therapists in the videos below.

Gluteal exercise (modified squat)

This is a good exercise to start ‘waking up’ the gluteal muscles. Remember that this is as much about body control and awareness as it is about strength. Try to do it without shoes for maximum benefit. Keep your weight...

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3 dimensional calf stretch

This is a great functional stretch which will lengthen all the fibres within the calf muscles to reduce the likelihood of injury. PLEASE NOTE : These videos are designed as a resource for patients at the clinic. If we have...

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Slump test for sciatica

This is one of a number of tests that we use in Clinic to diagnose whether or not the leg pain you are experiencing is sciatica. For more information on sciatica take a look at our blog! PLEASE NOTE : These videos are...

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Internal hip rotation stretch (standing)

This is a postural stretch for the lateral thigh and buttock muscles. It can be particularly helpful if you drive a lot or if you have a tendency to stand with your feet pointing outwards. PLEASE NOTE : These videos...

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Lumbar Spine Flexion exercise No.1

This is a simple exercise to improve mobility in the lumber spine. PLEASE NOTE : These videos are designed as a resource for patients at the clinic. If we have not examined you and prescribed this exercise please go...

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Hand exercise No.2

More exercises for the hands using elastic bands for resistance. Great for building up more strength and flexibility to protect your joints and relieve pain. For more information contact us at www.plymosteoclinic.co.uk...

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Hand exercise No.1

Simple exercises to try. All you need is an elastic band! Great for computer users, musicians and those of us who are noticing the first signs of arthritis in our hands. PLEASE NOTE : These videos are designed as a...

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Gluteal (buttock) stretch No.2

This is another great stretch for the muscles in your buttock. Slightly stronger than stretch #01 These muscles need to be flexible to allow good movement through the low back and correct alignment of the knees and hips. You...

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Gluteal (buttock) stretch No.1

This is a great stretch for the muscles in your buttock. These muscles need to be flexible to allow good movement through the low back and correct alignment of the knees and hips.You could also try .... Gluteal...

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Recent studies have suggested that using the big powerful muscles in our legs is vital for good brain and neurological health.
Why not challenge your legs today by trying one of these crazy ways to climb the stairs!
**Exercise doesn’t have to be a run or session in the gym!
( here’s a link to the study....
pongopower.com/leg-exercise-found-critical-neural-stem-cells-brain-health/)
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Recent studies have suggested that using the big powerful muscles in our legs is vital for good brain and neurological health.
Why not challenge your legs today by trying one of these crazy ways to climb the stairs!
**Exercise doesn’t have to be a run or session in the gym!
( here’s a link to the study....
https://pongopower.com/leg-exercise-found-critical-neural-stem-cells-brain-health/)

 

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Definitely going to give these a go!

I was playing tennis yesterday, when I heard a loud crack from the adjoining court. Sadly someones achilles had ruptured! Later that evening he was in a plaster cast expecting a 9-12 month recovery, poor chap!
SO...., last night I did some Achilles strengthening exercises. The vulnerable group for rupture is men over 50 involved in recreational sport - gulp!
Most ruptures occur in Achilles tendons that are weak from wear and tear, or previous injury.
Careful strengthening is one of the best preventative strategies, (see vid.) or head over to the website for a great 3 dimensional 'stretch and load.' www.plymosteoclinic.co.uk/3-dimensional-calf-stretch/
Fingers crossed!
Mike
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Happy Birthday to our eldest son...
🎉 18 today! 🍾
pictured here showing an early interest in lumbar disc injuries 😂
Where does the time go?
Mike hasn’t changed a bit of course!

Pia
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Happy Birthday to our eldest son... 
🎉 18 today! 🍾 
pictured here showing an early interest in lumbar disc injuries 😂
Where does the time go?
Mike hasn’t changed a bit of course!

Pia

 

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Happy Birthday Jago !!

Wow too quickly does time pass go the jagmeister

Happy Birthday to Jago - hope he has a great day

Have you had a worrying MRI report?
Take a look at this image to see just how many people have disc bulges or degeneration...even when they have NO PAIN!
Don't panic if you are told that you have a degenerative disc or joint...it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be in pain.
Why not call us to see if we can help!
www.plymosteoclinic.co.uk/contact/
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Have you had a worrying MRI report?
Take a look at this image to see just how many people have disc bulges or degeneration...even when they have NO PAIN!
Dont panic if you are told that you have a degenerative disc or joint...it doesnt necessarily mean that you have to be in pain. 
Why not call us to see if we can help!
http://www.plymosteoclinic.co.uk/contact/
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Gluteal exercise (modified squat)

This is a good exercise to start ‘waking up’ the gluteal muscles. Remember that this is as much about body control and awareness as it is about strength. Try to do it without shoes for maximum benefit. Keep your weight...

read more