Guided self-treatment is an excellent skill to develop and essential at this challenging time. Learning how to use your hands, a spiky massage ball or a foam roller to address and treat your own aches and pains opens up so many possibilities and allows you to be self-sufficient and self-reliant.
As osteopaths, we can direct you to position your hands and body in a certain way to help release tight muscles and restricted joints. We can guide you through muscle release, stretching, gentle joint mobilisation and postural positioning to help you help your body work through its issues. Exercise equipment is not necessary but can certainly be incorporated. You may also be surprised how household items can be re-purposed for your body as required!
After you have completed the guided self-treatment component, we may then prescribe some stretching or strength-based exercises which can be provided to you via PhysiApp. This is a free app we provide which will allow you to access your prescribed exercises with the benefit of full video demonstration.