Are you looking for lower back pain relief?
Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of factors such as poor posture, scoliosis, herniated disc, and trauma/injury to the back.
Kinesiologists are trained to assess posture, movement patterns and muscle imbalances to identify the root cause of the pain and develop an effective exercise program to address it. Kineeisologist will also provide education and self-management strategies to help you manage your pain on your own.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, try these three exercises at home:
1. Bird Dog: Begin on your hands and knees, with your wrists directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Reach your right arm forward and your left leg back, keeping your back flat. Hold for a few seconds, then return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side.
2. Hip Bridge: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips towards the ceiling while squeezing your glutes. Hold for a few seconds, then release.
3. Cobra Stretch: Start by lying flat on your stomach with your hands placed on the floor under your shoulders.Slowly press into your hands and lift your chest off the ground, keeping your hips and legs on the floor. Keep your shoulders down and away from your ears and gaze up towards the ceiling. Hold the position for 15 seconds, breathing deeply.
It is important to talk to a healthcare professional if you are experiencing lower back pain, especially if it’s severe and accompanied by other symptoms. At Kenzie Wellness Centre, our kinesiologist will work with our other therapists to customize a treatment plan that will meet the patient’s needs.
By: Fargol Sattarian,
Personal Trainer & Kinesiologist