FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

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Ideally you should log in to your program every day to achieve the best results in the fastest time possible. Unfortunately life can sometimes have other plans so if you miss a day, pick up again from where you left off. Don’t skip the day altogether.

Mild discomfort can be expected during most forms of exercise but pain should be avoided especially in the area you are trying to strengthen. If you experience pain, stop the exercise and contact your healthcare provider for further advice.

Absolutely! If you like our programs we would love you to recommend them to your friends. Please remind them to check with their rehabilitation specialists before commencing any programs.

Yes.Heath Matthews Physio programs are not designed to replace your healthcare provider but rather to act as a tool to assist your recovery. Individual situations will vary and your rehabilitation specialist is best placed to manage your progress.

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The exercises can be done at any time of the day or night. We recommend doing them first thing in the morning to loosen up your body and get yourself off to a great start.

Our programs are suitable for all ages 12 and above. We recommend that children younger than 12 do the program under adult supervision and with the guidance of a health professional.

Yes this is a great idea particularly if you are recovering from an injury. Your health professional understands your individual case best and is most appropriately placed to give you specific advice as to the best program for your needs.

This program has been carefully designed for people who have had an ACL injury (with or without associated surgery). If you have another type of knee injury you should consult your doctor to see what’s suitable for you. If you are fit and healthy then go for it! Injury specific advice such as icing your knee and walking with crutches will not be applicable but you can certainly keep an injured friend or family member company or go it alone and reap the rewards of exercise.

This program can be started as early as the day after your surgery. It follows a 12-week progression from the date of surgery or from the date of injury in circumstances where surgery is not required.

Yes you do. Your health professional understands your individual case best and is most appropriately placed to give you specific advice as to the best program for your needs.

Some basic equipment is required as per the list below. Tap on this link to purchase the equipment from our vendor partners. Alternatively, you should find everything that you need in your local sports store or pharmacy. 1. Ice pack 2. Knee brace 3. Crutches 4. Elastic exercise bands 5. Ankle Weights (0.5kg and 1kg) 6. Exercise mat 7. Foam roller

The program should take approximately 30 minutes in the first four weeks. As the program increases in complexity, this will increase to approximately 45 minutes by the eighth week and about one hour by the twelfth week. Taking the time to rehabilitate your knee properly in the first three months is very important to prevent future secondary complications such as chronic knee or lower back pain.

Yes, this program is designed for people who have had a lower back injury but can also be used as a preventative program by someone who would like to strengthen their back and guard against possible injury.

Right now! This program can be started as early as the day after your injury or onset of lower back pain. It follows a 6-week progression to restore full range of motion in your lower back joints and flexibility in your hip and torso muscles.

Yes. If you have an existing injury to your lower back you should definitely discuss this program with your specialist. Your health professional understands your individual case best and is most appropriately placed to give you specific advice as to the best program for your needs.

Some basic equipment is required as per the list below. Tap on this link to purchase the equipment from our vendor partners. Alternatively, you should find everything that you need in your local sports store or pharmacy. 1. Ice pack 2. Elastic Exercise Bands 3. Ankle Weights (0.5kg and 1kg) 4. Exercise mat 5. Foam roller 6. Medium size foam ball 7. Stability Ball

The program should take approximately 20 minutes in the first 2 weeks. As the program increases in complexity, this will increase to approximately 30 minutes by the fourth week and about 45 minutes by the sixth week. Taking the time to rehabilitate your lower back properly will help you prevent future damage and dysfunction in this highly important area of your body.

Absolutely! This program is all about increasing muscle flexibility of your lower body. As they say, prevention is better than cure and this program will certainly stand you in good stead to prevent future injuries.

There’s no time like the present! Use it as part of a cool down routine after your workouts to maximise the stretching effects while your body is warm.

If you have an existing injury to your lower body you should definitely discuss this program with your specialist. Your health professional understands your individual case best and is most appropriately placed to give you specific advice as to the best program for your needs.

Tap on this link to purchase the equipment from our vendor partners. Alternatively, you should find everything that you need in your local sports store or pharmacy. 1. Exercise mat

The program should take 8 – 15 minutes depending on your proficiency and speed but don’t rush. Do yourself a favour here and take the time to stretch fully for amazing results.