exercise precaution


The material appearing on goodexerciseguide.com is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  It is recommended that you have received a diagnosis from a medical professional if you are attempting to exercise to improve health limitation due to pain or stiffness.

There are very few situations where a combination of exercises which improve the mobility of tissues and strength of muscles will not provide some help. Clearly we hope that you will see some benefit over-time by following some of the exercise patterns that we suggest.  If you are uncertain of the benefit, consult a physical therapist or your doctor. The same advice applies if you feel worse overall rather than better as a result of performing some of the exercise routines.  STOP and consult your doctor if you are trying to manage a back condition, and you develop a significant amount of leg pain, or if you loose feeling in your legs or feet, or you loose power in your legs or feet. If you have a back problem and you develop any of the symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, you must see a qualified medical professional that same day.

Start exercising with reasonable expectations, IE, things can take time to respond, trust your instincts if you feel like you need to do a little less, or that you can do a little more! Also……….Enjoy!

The exercise protocols published at case histories are for specific cases that we have encountered and managed during the course of our work. Case histories are intended for medical professionals in the course of their own work or further learning. If you yourself have the same diagnosed condition as illustrated in a specific case history, you might find it helpful to follow the program that we issued to our own patients, but you must ensure that your medical professional is happy for you to do so.