Back is a body part which keeps us straight and back pain could be sign of muscular imbalance. Here are four physiotherapy moves to strengthen your back and boost your posture in this process.
- Proper stretching of the muscles along with active exercise will help maintain normal range of motion and provide relief. For many patients it is best to follow a stretching routine that has been individually designed for them by a physical therapist or a spine physician.
- Dynamic stabilization exercises involve the use of a variety of exercises and exercise balls, balancing machines or specific stabilizing exercises. The point of this exercise is to strengthen the secondary muscles of the spine and help support the spine through various ranges of motion.
- Low back exercises can be performed on machines or by simply lying on the stomach and slowly raising the chest off the ground. This exercise utilizes the lower back muscles to hyperextend the spine.
- Specific abdominal strengthening, such as sit-ups, crunches, abdominal machines, and leg raises and strengthen the abdominal muscles and low back muscles