BayStatePT_COVID19 & Physical Therapy

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COVID-19 & PHYSICAL THERAPY KEEPING UP WITH YOUR HEALTH

INSIDE : • Exercies to Help You Stay Active and Strong • Service Spotlight: Telehealth

• Stay Healthy with Immunity Boosting Tips • Bay State Physical Therapy Statement on COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Your body, quite simply, was made to move! With gyms and exercise classes closing down for the time being, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get your daily physical activity while sitting at home. Luckily, there are several easy exercises you can do on your own to relieve your pain and get moving! Just because you’re in the confines of your home during this time, it doesn’t mean you can’t

still achieve a workout. Now more than ever it is important to take care of your health. At Bay State Physical Therapy , we are still here to help you achieve your physical goals, even while you are quarantined at home. Below are some exercises you can do on your own to get moving and stay active, even as Looking for exercises to do with your dumbbell at home? Dumbbell Wood Chops are a great full-body exercise to get you moving. Begin by holding the dumbbell with both hands above one side of your head. Swing the dumbbell in a controlled motion diagonally down across your body, toward your opposite hip. Use the power from your hip rotation to make this swinging motion. By engaging your back, shoulder, legs, everything is closing down: Dumbbell Wood Chops

and abdominal muscles, you can feel good knowing that you’re getting the full workout you’re looking for! Running Man Are you an avid runner or cycler? When quarantined at home, it can seem disheartening when unable to go outdoors and do the activities you enjoy. Exercises like the Running Man can simulate the feeling of those activities by focusing on the same muscles. Begin by lifting your right leg so that it is parallel to the floor. Bend your arms into proper running positions, with right arm bent in front of your torso and your left arm bent behind your torso. In one motion, extend your right leg so that it is behind you and lean forward with your torso, extending your right arm in front of you and your left arm behind you.

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