How often should I do my exercises?

Specific exercises recommended by your Osteopath should be carried out at least once a day but ideally morning and evening. If you have very acute pain, exercises should be carried out regularly through the day. Everyone should do some form of exercise at least three times per week. Swimming is appropriate as it tends to be gentle on your joints, reducing the effects of gravity, whilst strengthening heart and lung function. Walking also helps to maintain joint mobility and strengthen postural muscles. It is important to do some form of weight bearing exercise to maintain good bone density. At Aldington Osteopathy we are very keen to give exercises to improve your posture, strength and your back muscles and maintain suppleness of the body.