At RPS it is very likely that you will be given activities to do at home and perhaps some that will need to be done in our therapeutic gym.
The exercises that are the most useful tend to be focus based, where you are taught how to activate muscles that may have become dormant due to your lifestyle, like working at a desk, repetitive movements or abnormal movement patterns due to old injuries. Muscles that protect fragile tissue are taught to operate properly to help you move more comfortably and lessen the chance of re-injury
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Studies that we used in developing our programs include:
Minor et al 1989 Efficacy of physical conditioning exercise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum (32): 1396-1405
Workout for work. Journal of Occupational and Enviromental Medicine 2001; 43 (12): 1019-1025
Nilsen TI, et al Physical exercise, body mass index, and risk of chronic pain in the low back and neck/shoulders: longitudinal data from the Nord-Trondelag Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 1;174(3):267-73. Epub 2011 Jun 1.
Jull G, Falla D, Treleaven J, Hodges P, Vicenzino B. Retraining cervical joint position sense: the effect of two exercise regimes. J Orthop Res. 2007 Mar;25(3):404-12.
Alfredson H, et al Heavy-load eccentric calf muscle training for the treatment of chronic Achilles tendinosis. Am J Sports Med. 1998 May-Jun;26(3):360-6