Car accidents cause injuries that can take weeks to materialize. Because of this, there are several exercises and workouts you can do to keep yourself healthy and happy. Whether injuries service weeks or months later, or right way one good thing to always remember, is to contact an Accident Attorney in Austin or in your local area. There may be financial restitution in line, so it is important that you make contact with a professional. Below are some exercise tips that you can implement after you have been in an accident.
Regaining range of motion following an accident requires gently stretching the muscles and then strengthening them. Keep the body relaxed because tensing them predisposes the muscles to injury. Breathe deeply to get oxygenated blood to the muscles.
Sitting straight in a chair with the back and shoulders erect, relax the body and breathe deeply. Gently lower the ear to the shoulder then gently lower to the opposite shoulder. Tuck the chin into the chest then raise the head erect. Do not rock the head back to the shoulders as this hyper stretches the neck muscles. Do these exercises 10 times and 3 repetitions.
Using cans of soup if you don’t have weights, sit in a chair without arms with arms to the sides. Relax the body and breathe deeply. Lift the cans out to the sides, arms shoulder height. Lower the arms slowly. Do this 10 times with 3 repetitions.
Scissor the arms before the chest, one arm over then the next arm over, keeping the arms at shoulder height. Keep elbows slightly bent and do not bring arms behind the body. Do this 10 times with 3 repetitions.
Get on hands and knees, knees beneath the hips and hip width apart. Keep spine straight and not arched. Keep the neck straight and not below the shoulders. Lift one leg straight out and the opposite arm. Repeat with other leg and arm. Hold this for perhaps 10 seconds and do this 10 times with 3 repetitions. This gently strengthens the back and legs.
Placing hands and feet on the floor, raise body to an inverted V. Spine should be straight, not arched. Keep neck straight and not lowered between arms. Hold this for 10 seconds. Do this 10 times with 3 repetitions to gently strengthen back and legs.