Get well faster – things you must do to fast-track your recovery

Sitting

Sitting

Do:

1.Use the postural seat cushion anywhere you go. This includes in the car, on a plane, at a football match or in your office. You need to keep your hips higher than your knees.

Avoid

Stay away from soft chairs, couches and other soft furniture.

Standing

Do:

1.Wear comfy shoes with a wide toe box.

2.Make sure the shoes have a flat arch and a slight heel. If you are unsure bring ithem into Brooklands and we will check them for you.

Avoid

Stay away from shoes with a curvy sole, molded arches, goofy looking heel and spring loaded heels. Stay away from gimmick shoes.

Sleeping

Do:

1.Sleep on a firm mattress. Here are the Brooklands recommendations for a good fim mattress: HR Foam, Sleep Number Bed Models C2, C3 and C4 set at 100.

2.For sleeping on your side, use a stack of towels (we can show you how tol position them) instead of your current pillow. If you roll forward your pillow is too low, if you roll backward your pillow is too high, adjust your pillow accordingly. Regular pillows WILL NOT work even if you stack them up.

The reason is that you may start out with them high enough but through the night the weight of your head will press them down and flatten them. This changes the tension in the tissues and your body will react by tossing and turning all night to relieve pressure and get comfortable.

3.For sleeping on your back: use 1 towel or a very flat pillow.

4.When your head is high enough sleeping on your side the tension will come off your spinal structures and your body will relax.

When you get the height of your stack of towels adjusted just right you will notice your eyes start to close on their own and your body start to disappear. You should rest comfortably and have the best sleep you ever had.

Avoid

Sleeping on a soft bed, couch or other soft furniture, puffy pillows and stomach sleeping. People have tried air pillows, water pillows, water beds, air beds, memory foam for beds and pillows, pillows between their legs, pillow top covered mattresses and many other gimmicks. They just don’t work.