April 2020 Newsletter
During Lockdown Exercise & Stretching is More Important than Ever.
Nearly a month after closing the clinic doors to hands-on Osteopathy, there has been time to reflect and work out how to move the practice forwards.
Online video consultations have proved to be very successful. We usually need a second family member to be present as ‘camera holder’ and supervised easy-to-do techniques have been really helpful at getting patients feeling better.
As a team, we are all available for telephone consultations, or even just a chat, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email to email@example.com and we will contact you the same day.
In the meantime, our reality as a society is that life has changed rather dramatically. In order to keep well, both mentally and physically, it is vital to keep to routine and stretch/exercise.
Our bodies work on a circadian rhythm which is a natural, internal process that regulates our sleep/wake cycle. To keep to a good rhythm, make sure you get up each morning nice and early. Get showered and dressed as if you are facing a normal working day. Plan ahead, things to do, what to eat and give yourself daily goals. All this helps the body self-manage and will also keep stress levels down.
By keeping to routine, be it a new lockdown one, you will help your body manage its brain wave activity, hormone balance and cellular regeneration – all vital for good health.
Our YouTube channel is coming along nicely. There are lots of top tips and stretches for different areas of the body. At present, we have also included quite a few on stress and tension with exercises to control breathing and encourage good posture. Have a look and please subscribe!
Personally, my favourite stretches & exercises to date are:
A great stretch for your posture and mid-back.. ideal if you are sitting down more or working from home:
For people with lower back pain and hamstring tension, this one is ideal if you aren’t going out as much and is great for the current lockdown:
Finally, if you need us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will all do our very best to help you. For now, stay home, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Advice on attending your appointment
Please do keep in touch with us on Facebook and find us at https://www.facebook.com/KTOsteopathy/
There you will find stretches which will be helpful during this time.
In the meantime, here are a couple of de-stress videos….
Please remember that Carragh, Mark, Katie, Leah and Rosie are all available for telephone consultations. If you have any queries or worries, do not hesitate to get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will call you.
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