Amigo Friendly Exercises
Friendly Wheels, Issue 88
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.
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 increase mobility in the hip and promote knee flexion to relieve pain
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.