Back care endurance exercise

//Back care endurance exercise

Back care endurance exercise

The lumbar sidebending is a back care endurance exercise that forms part of a series of blog posts I am writing for chronic back pain sufferers.

To perform this exercise lying down

1. Lie flat on your back, knees straight, arms by your sides.

2. Pull one leg up at the hip to shorten the leg.

3. Hold for 2 seconds.

4. Relax and repeat with the other leg.

5. Repeat on alternate sides ten times.

See image below

lumbar-sidebending

You can also perform this exercises sitting down and is a great exercise for people who are at their desk and want to take a few minutes to stretch out (a great thing to do!)

If you have any questions about any of the exercises shown or you would like to me about my osteopath services available at our Edinburgh clinic please call 0131 221 1415

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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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