Osteopath Jamey Pemmelaar providing you with his second of three exercises to help reduce lower back pain and decrease stiffness.
!Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints I’ve recieved as both an osteopath and personal trainer. It can restrict your exercise capacity, give you trouble sleeping and even inhibit your ability to live the lifestyle you want. It’s therefore important to get ontop of it as soon as possible to ensure a speedy recovery!
These two stretches shown are simple ways to limber up your low back. They can help increase your range of motion whilst helping to reduce pain, who wouldn’t want to give them a try? It’s important to note that you shouldn’t force the stretch too far as this may cause injury and that’s not what we are after.
Key points to remember!
1. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds: I find taking a few deep breaths for each hold to be an effective way to help deepen the stretch without forcing it. (Hint *try counting your breaths on the inhalation and exhalation up to 10)
2. Stretch 2 – Both shoulders pn the ground; this may lead to less leg movement across your body but it’s a more effective when both shoulders are in contact with the ground.
3. Do both sides: Even if one side of your lower back is sore, it’s important to stretch both side as this is generally more effective in helping reduce lower back pain and stiffness.
If you’d like to book in a session with Jamey or would like any more information please give us a call on (03) 8319 0179 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org