Lower back tightness has been my least favorite thing since I turned 30. It’s crazy how my body just knew I was going into a new decade and decided to make me feel old. On top of that, a few years ago, I hurt myself playing tennis and my lower back tightness has gotten so much worse ever since.
This happened 5 years ago when I fell while playing tennis and I never really fully recovered. That’s why when I heard about Upswing Health, I had to give it a try and I’m so glad I did!
What is Upswing Health
Upswing Health is a web-based service that helps you treat your musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries from the comfort of your home. It’s so convenient these days because they definitely improve your day-to-day life without breaking any shelter-in-place rules!
For minor injuries, Upswing Health provides home exercises with very detailed instructional videos and for more serious injuries, Upswing connects you to a Certified Athletic Trainer who validates those injuries and if necessary, sets up a telehealth visit with a primary care sports medicine physician.
Here’s how it works:
1. Go to https://upswinghealth.com
2. Click on ‘What Hurts” at the top right of the page
3. Connect for FREE with one of their medical professionals
I love that they are providing their services for FREE right now! I followed the steps above and after 24 hours of chatting via text with one of Upswing’s medical professionals, they sent me a personalized recovery plan based on my needs. They simply shared a link with me with a few different exercises for me to do every day to improve my lower back pain.
My experience – Exercises for lower back tightness
After just one week, I feel much better and it only takes 15 minutes of my day. I like to do my exercises in the morning before my daily workout. It has helped so much with my physical health, but also mentally, because I take that time to breathe and focus on my movements. It’s the right way to start my day!
It’s been hard to be quarantined inside a small apartment during COVID. Chicago is pretty strict about what you can and can’t do, so I like the fact that I’m taking some time for myself to relax, breathe and do something good for my body.
Here are 2 of my favorite exercises to deal with with my lower back tightness:
(I hold the position for 30-45 seconds while breathing deeply and repeat 3 times)
My thoughts on Upswing Health
I believe they are the next generation of sports medicine. They can provide guidance on all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries: anything from your ankle to your neck. Upswing is helping everyone regardless of their fitness level or age to recover from injuries that might slow them down. If you have a musculoskeletal injury, I cannot recommend them enough! And again, it’s FREE right now.
You can talk to a sports medicine doctor and they have an incredible library of more than 7,000 exercise videos curated by licensed physical therapists. Upswing Health connects you to an advanced AI diagnostic system that helps you to figure out what’s wrong. It really is that simple!
If you’ve been feeling a little stiff or in pain since being sheltered-in-place, or need to treat an old musculoskeletal injury, now is the perfect time to utilize Upswing Health’s easy-to-use online technology to connect to a live medical professional without leaving your home. I promise it makes a HUGE difference and well, you have nothing to lose!
If you have any other questions, ask away in the comments below! If you want to learn more, definitely check out their website for more info.
Hope you guys are hanging in there and that Upswing Health helps you as much as it’s helping me! G will be next in line to try it to treat a shoulder injury and we can’t wait!
Take care and be safe! Thanks so much for stopping by!
PS: Important things to consider:·
- Upswing Health services is not a medical device and therefore cannot give a medical diagnosis.
- The certified athletic trainers can give general medical advice but not a diagnosis.
- You will not be speaking with a doctor/athletic trainer until your injury is assessed.
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*This post was sponsored by Upswing Health as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.