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National Pain Week | Exploring Chronic Pain

National Pain Week | Exploring Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is a condition that effects one’s holistic health and wellbeing, while impacting day to day life. Defined as persistent pain for an extended period of time, chronic pain can be caused by injury, physical activity, obesity or smoking and can cause deteriorating mobility and decline in health. Pain can be mild, sever and can be complex, so treatment is different for each person suffering. Living with chronic pain can be incredibly disabling and isolating and leads to difficulties in performing daily activities and tasks. Chronic Pain Week fortunately shines light on the struggles and realities of Chronic Pain.

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Keeping active and mobile may prove difficult for some during social isolation and we want to help.

Our National Partnerships Manager Anthony Moore is a physiotherapist (and a former Personal Trainer) and he’s created a series of five gentle exercises, all aimed at supporting mobility, for you to master.

We’re posting one exercise a week, so you’ve got time to master each one, so make sure you follow along by liking our page. Start with 10 reps and try to build up to 3 x 10 reps per day (breakfast, lunch, just before dinner) by the end of the week.

GENTLE SQUAT

  • Stand behind a chair.
  • Reach your hands forward onto the backrest.
  • Bend both knees into a squatting position, allowing your hand to slide over the backrest.
  • Push through your legs and return to standing.
  • Repeat
  • Return to the starting position.

Disclaimer: If you have been inactive for a while, have heart disease, or if you have other major health problems please check with your doctor before following these exercises.