Lower BackExercises are organized by category for easy reference. Please do not perform any exercise if it is painful, or without the supervision of your licensed healthcare professional! Although exercise is EXTREMELY beneficial, certain medical conditions may prevent some of these exercises from being performed safely. That being said, these exercises are designed to be very safe, and I hope you benefit greatly from incorporating into your daily routine!
Chronic or Persistant Pain
- Pelvic tilt for increasing circulation and control of pelvis
- Lengthening and shortening of back muscles
Disc Injury / Herniation
Symptoms often down one or both legs past the thigh.
- Get relaxed before you start exercise
- Pelvic tilt for decreasing muscle spasm
- Relaxation techniques
- Glide that nerve!
- Shorten the back (posterior portion) of the disc
- Get Active
May have been told you have arthritis or degenerative changes.
- Pelvic tilt for motion and increasing joint circulation
- Flexibility of the hip
- Loading considerations
- Aerobic Exercise
Younger clients with recent onset, may spend more time sitting.
- Pelvic tilt for control in a variety of positions
- Challenging the “neutral spine”
- Posture! Posture! Posture!