Post Treatment Exercise Prescription
Goal: Let your body keep the benefits of treatment longer!
These are our guidelines that work for the majority of our patients.
Move the treated areas of your body every 10 minutes while awake without strain or loading. Follow the instructions below for up to 5 days, THEN gradually increase your activity by 20% per week.
Moving: Change your posture every 10 minutes
Cooking: Rest from standing every 10 minutes
Walking: No more than 10 minutes in a 60 minute period
Driving: Stop every 15 minutes, where it is safe, to walk around for 1-2 minutes.
Lifting/Carrying Weights: Limit to less than 2 kg/5 lbs (this includes bags and purses)
Sitting/Reading/TV/Computer: Walk to other side of room every 10 minutes
Stairs: Limit to 2 flights in 1 hour.
Swimming: No more than 2 laps
Weights/Gym/Machines: Not for 5 days
Yoga/Pilates/Aqua-fit: 40% of usual routine duration and intensity
Gardening: No more than 10 minutes in a 60 minute period
Hiking: Not for 5 days
Cycling: No more than 10 minutes in a 60 minute period (flat surfaces)
Water sports: Not for 5 days
Massage or Other Manual Therapy: Avoid for 5 days
Physiotherapy Exercises: Stop for 5 days