Creating a simple exercise routine for your back

//Creating a simple exercise routine for your back

Creating a simple exercise routine for your back

I have been adding information for a while now of different exercises that you can perform to help build the strength in your back, especially if you suffer with low back pain.

With all the information available it can be difficult to know exactly which exercises to work with and what I recommend is that you focus on a few flexibility building exercises and a few strength building.

For example you could try this simple routine

Hip Flexion – Three each side, alternately, holding each for 10 seconds

Crucifix – Two each side, alternately, holding each for 30 seconds

Lumbar Flexion 20 in total, rocking gently

Pelvic tucks – 10 in total

That will only take you 10-15 minutes and they are a nice range of exercises to perform.

Of course if any of them hurt at any time you should stop and consult a professional. Call to talk to one of our osteopaths on 0131 221 1415

By |2018-11-04T11:33:01+00:00June 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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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