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As a Physiotherapist and a Pilates teacher I have knowledge in the use of a gym ball or sometimes it is called a Swiss ball for exercising the deep core stability muscles, specifically to control lower back pain. The ball is ideal for exercising the lower back because it is unstable itself and just by sitting on it a person can train their deep core muscles.

Short-term relief from a sore back may be obtained by rubbing into the affected area a cream that creates a warm feeling – these creams are frequently referred to as deep heat. Deep heat will rarely work on pain caused by a trapped nerve, but can help with a strain.

Popular core strengthening exercises which involve the stomach and lower back, simply consist of lying on your back and tightening the muscles of your stomach, hold for at least 10 seconds, release and repeat. Do this as many times as is comfortable, but at least 10 to 12 times. Next move to the back muscles, tense them, relax and stretch them out. Also do this as many times as you can, but at least 10 to 12 times for a hold of 10 seconds. The tensing and relaxing cycle helps to build up your core strength.

It seems to be quite a modern scourge, this osteoporosis….seems like our lives are too physically easy these days. Not enough weight – bearing work. Lack of calcium in the bones. Men can get it too, but women are much more likely to because of factors such as menopause and the reduction of the hormone oestrogen that it brings with it.

Physiotherapy stands for physical therapy. A physiotherapist cape town southern suburbs puts pressure on the body parts and set the muscles and soft tissues at their place. This therapy heals internal swelling, improves blood flow in the veins and increases mobility. If you feel tired even after taking a full night sleep then understand that you need physical therapy. If you can’t sleep comfortably then take it as an indication that your body in under stress and it needs physical therapy.

Inflammatory pain…all of the structures can become inflammed and cause a lot of pain and stiffness in the morning. It can also keep you awake at night.

Being a Physiotherapist and Pilates Teacher and a past elite event competitor I have the skills and knowledge to teach every rider about heir own posture and train them in Pilates Specific for Horse riders My Applied Posture Riding program has been designed to teach riders how to do their own self assessments and then fix them.