Therabands are great to help rehab ankle injuries, improve posture by strengthening the back or aid in general resistance training. The Exercise Bands allows you to gently work through a program, selecting the most suitable resistance level. Band colour also becomes a visual indicator of progress, as you work your way through the different levels. Check out this series of videos to see how the Theraband can be used.
Alternatively ASDA does a 3 pack of stretch bands for £6 stock depending.
The foam roller is a great piece of kit for anybody who exercises or sits at a desk all day. Often used in gyms to reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) by stretching muscles and flushing lactic acid out of the muscles. Runners should include this after every run!
The Budget Option – 66fit Elite Foam Roller
The Most Versatile Option – Trigger Point Therapy Grid
Flat feet, this is the best over the counter Orthotic I’ve found. Those of you who have seen me in the clinic know I’m a Birkenstock convert and live in mine, if you can’t get away with Birkenstocks around the office then these slip discreetly into your shoes to provide extra support.
Order them direct from the Scholl site, or just as easily from Amazon. They are also an easy purchase from most Boots stores.
Need to ice on the go, this gel is great replacement to reduce inflammation. Keep a container on your desk at work or in your handbag for those aches and pains.
Back Pain Sufferer?
It is the little things you do in the wrong way everyday that build up and can cause back pain. Like the song “Its not what you do but the way that you do it!”
Lorna Kennard, a Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Rachael Wall, a McTimoney Chiropractor have over 22 years experience helping people overcome back pain. Over the years they have had patients turn up at their clinic in tears and even in their pyjamas because they are in so much pain!! The most tragic thing about so many of these incidents is that they could have been avoided in the first place. Click on the image to link to their site to learn more.