Exercise is an important part of your recovery. Gentle exercises are prescribed by your physiotherapist, both to loosen the affected muscles as they become less painful, and to strengthen them at a later stage. You will be taught your exercises in a careful and controlled manner and given a printed hand out to help you perform the exercise programme accurately at home.
This treatment is for patients with low back pain and is based on up to date research from Australia and America. A large emphasis is put on retraining the deep core muscles of the spine and abdomen.
These exercises are gentle and do not reproduce pain. The positioning of the body and contraction of the muscles help patients to support their spines during every day activities. This promotes stability of the spine and helps to avoid re-injury.
Along with specific joint mobilization, soft tissue massage and postural retraining, we use these exercises to strengthen the muscles and help patients achieve pain-free living.