Combining appropriate exercises at home with treatment generally enhances recovery and reduces the likelihood of remission.(1,2)
We commonly advise stretching exercises first for mobility and pain reduction.
As pain reduces we prescribe strengthening and coordination exercises to rehabilitate the condition/injury and reduce the likelihood of a relapse. It is often helpful to start by rehabilitating the core and postural muscles even when a limb has been injured.
Videos of the exercises we prescribe and recommend can be viewed here Exercise Videos
1) NICE Guidelines: CG88 Low Back Pain. Quick Reference Guide.
2) Clinical practice implications of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders: from concepts and findings to
recommendations. Guzman J, Haldeman S, Carroll LJ, et al. Spine 2008;33(4 Suppl):S199-213
3) Vestibular rehabilitation therapy, A Summary. Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 38, Issue 6, December 2008, Pages 479-487 Boyer, F.C.; Percebois-Macadre, L.; Regrain, E.; Leveque, M.; Taiar, R.; Seidermann, L.;
Belassian, G.; Chays, A.