Basingstoke Team Parish

Exercise examples

Below are examples of exercises that have been used to improve muscle strength and fitness in PoTS.

It is generally recommended to start with a low number of repetitions of each exercise and gradually increase.

Horizontal Exercises



Hands and knees



Seated Exercises


Standing Exercises


Posted with consent from:

  • Edward Caldow, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Anita Kiernan
  • Lorna Nicholson, Body Control Pilates Teacher


Obtaining equipment

The yellow exercise resistance bands (eg Thera-bands) can be purchased on-line or sports shops. 

They may also be provided by an exercise practitioner or physiotherapist if part of the exercise programme they recommend.

The mini exercise bicycle can be purchased in shops and online. 

For calf raise exercises, a bottom stair can be used if you prefer not to purchase a stepper.


Safety advice

The following exercises are not a substitute for your healthcare professional's advice on exercise. 

Before beginning any new exercise/conditioning programme you should consult your doctor, specialist nurse, physiotherapist or exercise practitioner.

Be guided by your symtoms - if you experience severe pain, fatigue, blackouts or other symtoms of concern, seek advice from your healthcare professional before continuing.

Exercise resistance bands can cause serious injury when not used properly. Use only upon the recommendation and under the direction of a trained professional. Do not use the resistance band in any manner that may cause it to snap towards the head and cause injury to the eyes. Adult supervision is required at all times when children are exercising with resistance bands

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Created May 2017