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During the isolation period that we are currently experiencing in the UK, many are attempting to exercise from home and experimenting more with their workouts.

During the isolation period that we are currently experiencing in the UK, many are attempting to exercise from home and experimenting more with their workouts. Whether you have acquired a sports injury, reignited an old one or have a niggling pain unrelated to exercise, getting to a see a physiotherapist is a little tougher at present. Our Newcastle based physiotherapists are on hand to help though, with our online physiotherapy and our guide to exercises to ease pain, that you can do at home.

Getting to the Route of The Problem

We offer a range of no contact services and a variety of ways for them to be conducted including on Whatsapp, video call or traditional telephone consultation. All of our online appointments start with an interview-style questionnaire so that our trained physiotherapists in Newcastle can find the root cause of the pain or injury and put together a tailored rehabilitation plan. From here, you will then be guided through a physical assessment which will include tests and observations that determine a diagnosis, if relevant.

Exercising

While it may be best to avoid the exercise that causes pain to the affected area, it is still important to gently exercise the area to avoid muscles shortening and tightening which can, later down the line, cause a regression. Instead, our Newcastle physiotherapists will show you a range of rehabilitative moves, that you should practice both in our sessions and outside of them, as to ensure recovery is as speedy as possible. It is advisable to stretch the area in the morning upon waking up, after sitting for long periods of time, after exercising and before bed to help retain a full range of motion and keep the supporting muscles strong. Having naturally stronger muscles will help reduce recovery times and so keeping strength up throughout an injury is key.

For more information about our online sessions or to get in touch with our Newcastle physiotherapists, visit our website.

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