Governor Pritzker signed an Executive Order that has granted access to Telehealth Physical Therapy within the last week. We will give you notice about our Telehealth access soon.
Please stay healthy, follow CDC guidelines and check on those facing harder times. We will get through this together.
In addition to the exercise below, I wanted to check in with you via this short video posted on my Web Site.
The purpose of this exercise is to help you to relax your body, decrease tension, and brace patterns associated with pain. Diaphragmatic breathing also helps to shift the autonomic nervous system from fight and flight response to a more peaceful one.
So now allow the breath to be more conscious and direct it into the belly on the inhale, pause and slowly allow your breath to exhale in a relaxed way without forcing it.
Perform it several minutes, allowing your body to become softer and softer on each exhale. On a top of your inhale, allow your belly to nicely puff out, hold it for 4 seconds, and exhale for 4 seconds.
Stay present, mentally engaged and aware with your breath.
With every exhale, let go more and sink deeper into the table.
I would encourage you to do this breathing exercise many times during the day, when you are on a phone, or at the store, and before falling asleep. If you wake up at night, and have a hard time sleeping, practice that breath and it will help you fall back asleep.
The more you practice diaphragmatic breathing and make it a new habit for yourself, you will notice to be more present, more grounded and more peaceful in your life.
Stay well and healthy and let me know if I can assist you with anything…
We can schedule time via Face time, Skype or Zoom. Reach out to us for assistance or help. Please email Izabela with a description of your particular situation!
IS THIS AN ACUTE INJURY OR FLARE UP?
Reach out to me via phone or e-mail. We can talk about it and decide if you will be able to manage it at home with proper self-treatment and exercises, or if a Telehealth session is needed. We will decide together which is the best way to cope and manage your situation.
Please email Izabela with a description of your particular situation!
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