Exercises for Low Back Pain

Your physical therapist will perform an evaluation to determine both the source and the cause of your symptoms. Below, is a list of exercises that might assist you in relieving your low back pain while you await your appointment. If any exercise causes you more pain, discontinue the exercise and ask your physical therapist for assistance.

Exercises for Low Back Pain

Breakdown of Exercises for Low Back Pain

1. Bridge (With or Without Marching)

Lay on your back with knees bent. Keeping your abdominal muscles tight, raise your hips off the ground. You should feel your stomach, hips, and low back working. Repeat 12 times.

2. Lateral Band Walks

Place a resistance band around your knees. Maintaining a straight spine, squat down slightly and take 20 steps each direction. You should feel the side of your hips working.

3. Planks

Perform a forward plank and hold for 30-60 seconds. Be sure to maintain a tight core and keep your hips in line with your shoulders and feet. For an additional challenge, perform alternate arm lifts.

4. Walk Outs

With your resistance band attached to something stable, perform a mini squat and hold the band out in front of you. Take 2 steps away from the band while maintaining a neutral spine position. Step back to your starting position and repeat 10 times. Then turn around and perform 10 repetitions walking the opposite direction.

Exercises for Low Back Pain Video

We know it helps for many people to have a visual so here is a video displaying some effective exercises to help with low back pain.

Find Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

By incorporating these exercises into your daily regimen, you will start to develop the muscles that have been causing your pain. Also, here are additional stretches for low back pain that are effective in loosening you up for your exercises and some surprising contributions to low back pain you might not have thought about before. Be sure to reach out to our team here at Impact Physical Therapy and schedule your evaluation today!

About Dr. Eric Hefferon

Dr. Eric Hefferon received his advanced doctorate degree in physical therapy from the innovative A.T. Still University. He has been practicing in the west valley for 6 years and has made strong ties to local gyms and medical practitioners. Dr. Hefferon started Impact Physical Therapy due to his passion for an individualized healthcare approach. He knew by creating a clinic that was out of network he could help give patients the results they deserve. His treatment style attracts patients from all over the valley and even out of state. People will travel to seek Dr. Hefferon’s solutions!

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