Flexibility stretch to help back pain – standing gluteal stretch

//Flexibility stretch to help back pain – standing gluteal stretch

Flexibility stretch to help back pain – standing gluteal stretch

The next exercise to help back pain – standing gluteal stretch – needs to be done using a small stool or fairly low chair.

 

  1. Rest the outside of one ankle on a table or tall stool
  2. Bend the support leg at the knee, keeping your back straight
  3. Lower yourself down gradually on this leg until you feel the stretch in the buttock (if your support leg is too weak it will be an effort to support yourself on it!)

This is a great flexibility stretch to help lower back pain and as mentioned in the first blog post you should include a mixture of endurance (strength) training and flexibility stretch exercises to help you improve your back pain and strength your back.

None of these exercises should hurt in any way and if they do I advise you to stop and call us on 0131 221 1415 to arrange an appointment to see a professional.

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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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