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All activities help your mind and body! 

Try to include a variety of activities to boost your stamina, strength and balance as well as your overall mood. Remember always be safe!

What type of activity should I do?

 

Choose something every day that you enjoy!! Go for it....

  • Dance in your kitchen to the radio (Kitchen Disco!!)

  • Laps of your garden (Captain Tom style!)

  • Punch a pretend punching bag (forwards and sideways)

  • Weight lift using a tin of beans (elbow curls, bent arm lifts)

  • 20 minutes of gardening, raking or housework 

  • Walk to the local shop or even ‘to the corner and back’

  • Drive to the supermarket and park your car in the  furthest parking spot to increase the walking distance

  • Why not try a kettle boiling exercise??   Balance on 1 leg or stand with your feet together while the kettle boils…..

REMEMBER:   Always finish with a few simple stretches and a drink!

Check out smartphone apps for useful apps to help get you moving and keep you healthy 

Friends On A Walk
  • Take your time get up if you have fallen

  • plan how to get up before doing it,

  • move from the floor to a sitting position

  • ask someone to bring you a stool/chair

  • push down on the chair to get up

  • if needed help ask someone to support you at your hips or ribs

 

  • Do not panic

  • do not try to pull up on objects

  • do not let helpers pull you up from under your arms

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How to get up off the floor

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How to move from lying to sitting

  • Take the covers off

  • roll onto your side

  • put your feet out over the edge of the bed

  • keep your knees bent approx. 90°

  • push yourself up with your elbow and hand's by pushing into the mattress

  • a bed lever can help if needed and also pyjamas that are smooth e.g. satin

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  • Do not sit bolt upright in bed

  • Do not pull up on the edge of the mattress

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How to stand up from a chair

  • Use a chair equal to the height of your knee

  • Move your bottom to the edge of the chair

  • Place your feet slightly behind your knees

  • lean your body forward “nose over toes”

  • push down on the arms of the chair

  • stand up tall from your hips followed by your knees

  • to sit down bend your knees and hips, keep your "nose over toes" to sit down slowly

  • Do not sit in a low very soft chair

  • do not stand up without moving to front of the sofa

  • do not pull up an object in front of you

  • do not let helpers pull you up from under your arms

  • do not "collapse/fall back" into the chair to sit down

How to roll over in bed.

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Relax

Managing Fatigue

We're still working on this section. 
Fatigue

Memory

We're still working on this section. 
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Memory
Support Group

Stress & Anxiety

Feeling stress and anxious is completely normal and to be expected. It can feel very overwhelming and make us feel like we're on our own. Thankfully there are things you can do to help.

Stress & Anxiety

Explain Pain

Our ability to perceive pain is an important function of the human body. It acts like an alarm system. Sometimes that alarm is useful, but sometimes our body can sound the alarm when really everything is ok.

Explain Pain Neuro
Common conditions neuro

How do I access Neuro-therapy Services?

 

People in the Harrogate area can access Therapy Services through:

1. GP referral

2. Consultant referral

3. Specialist Nurse referral

4. Open Access

 

We are able to offer you telephone, virtual appointments or face-to-face in full PPE for protection.
 

So stay safe, we are here when you need us!

 

- The Harrogate Neuro-rehabilitation Team

Physical Therapy
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