Gluteal and buttock stretch for back pain

//Gluteal and buttock stretch for back pain

Gluteal and buttock stretch for back pain

This is the first of my exercises for chronic back pain and is the Gluteal and buttock stretch

  • Lying on your back raise one knee up towards your chest.
  • Gripping behind the knee pull the knee towards the opposite shoulder until you feel the tightness in your buttock.
  • Do not stretch beyond this tightness, but hold this point and relax for 10 seconds. (if you feel a tightness in the groin, do not go beyond this point.)
  • Lower the leg back down to rest straight out, and repeat with the other leg.
  • Always have the resting leg flat and straight on the floor
  • Do this three times each side, alternating

Here is a useful image for you to ensure you get the technique right

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About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

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