Endurance exercise for back pain sufferers

//Endurance exercise for back pain sufferers

Endurance exercise for back pain sufferers

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These exercises are part of my “exercises for chronic back pain sufferers” group of blog post and this one is a strength/endurance exercise.

Abdominals And Pelvic Tuck

  1. Lie on your back with both knees bent up, feet flat on the floor.
  2. Reach with your hands to touch the fronts of your thighs.
  3. Keep your chin pointing towards your knees, do not pull it into your chest.
  4. Life your shoulders and head up slightly until you feel your stomach muscles tighten.
  5. Reach with your hands to touch your knees. Do not come up any higher.
  6. Relax back down, coming back up before reaching a point of rest.
  7. Repeat 10-50 times (if you feel light-headed, stop and rest).

Some people find the pelvic tuck very hard to do – take advice from your osteopath or other professional. Some people find it very easy to do – do more of them.

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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