Amigo Friendly Exercises

Friendly Wheels, Issue 88
June 2015

How to Improve Circulation and Lubrication in Joints

 

When it comes to knee stiffness and leg pain, sometimes a few simple exercises can make all the difference.

Swimming, accessible yoga and working out at a gym are some ways to reap the benefits of exercise. You can even work out while using your Amigo.

Below are four easy exercises you can try at home to release tension in the knees and increase blood flow to the legs and hips. Click here or on the video below for a demonstration of the exercises. Before performing a new exercise, it's important to consult your doctor.
 

 

KNEE-UPS for sore knees and hips:
Knee-ups increase mobility in the hip and promote knee flexion to relieve pain

AMIGO DANCE to increase range of motion:
The Amigo Dance will help if you're having trouble with turning around while seated

The following two exercises must be performed while the Amigo is in freewheeling mode -- be sure to return the Amigo to normal mode before resuming use.
 
SIDE SHUFFLE for tightness in inner thighs and knees:
The side shuffle creates lateral motion to improve side-to-side movement

BACK AND FORTH for tight quadriceps and calves:
Going back and forth on your Amigo while in freewheeling mode helps stretch tight leg muscles

We hope you can fit some of these exercises into your daily routine to reduce stress in your joints.
 Which exercises work for you? Send in your accessible exercise ideas to jthieme@myamigo.com.
 
Do you have a story for the next issue of Friendly Wheels? Send ideas to bwenzlick@myamigo.com to be featured in a future newsletter!
 

alt

News Flash

Always on the Go | Friendly Wheels | Issue 99

Always on the Go

Friendly Wheels, Issue 99
May 2016

With Amigo owner Cammy Prince of Okemos, Mich.

With the help of a new Amigo, Cammy Prince is always on the go.

57 Years in 248 Pages | Friendly Wheels | Issue 100

57 Years in 248 Pages

Friendly Wheels, Issue 100
June 2016

With Amigo owner and author Jack Jensen

For Jack Jensen, squeezing 57 years into 248 pages was no small feat.

Find A Way | Friendly Wheels | Issue 101

Find A Way

Friendly Wheels, Issue 101
July 2016

With Amigo owner Tim Brown of the Michigan Polio Network

For the past 20 years, Tim Brown has witnessed the growing impact of the Michigan Polio Network (MPN).

Amigo Mobility Blog

      amigo-material-handling-image.jpg