Gentle exercise for a strong back
But even chronic conditions can be eased or even cured completely. Nuanced, personalised strength training is particularly helpful in cases of back pain which worsens slowly without a specific cause. And, even after physiotherapy, it is important that you continue following a strength training programme designed to suit you in order to prevent the pain recurring.
To do this:
- Find a qualified training centre, ideally one with links to physiotherapy services.
- Have your physical function and endurance tested by an expert in movement.
- Perform the exercises you've been taught slowly and carefully – quality over quantity! This protects weaker body parts and slowly strengthens them.
- Be patient and set yourself realistic goals.
Please note: you must always go to your family doctor if you experience acute, shooting pain – particularly if you have an injury or an accompanying illness.
Tip: Sympany supports sporting activities with up to CHF 300 per calendar year.
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This health tip was written by Simon Heinis
who works as a physiotherapist at Merian Santé.