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Back Pain Relief Using the Egoscue Tower
Egoscue Affiliate an Introduction to the Leg Ladder with Michelle Corson. Helps with back pain relief, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, headaches, foot pain, ankle sprains, sciatica and hip pain. Also, helps with posture alignment therapy.
Try standing on a slant board, placing it against the wall. Stand on the board with a pillow between your knees and squeeze your glutes for 40 repetitions. Make sure your heels and body are against the wall with your feet hip with apart and toes point straight ahead. Stay in this position for 4 minutes.
Self Myofascial Release for Calf
After a thorough posture assessment at Body & Soul Wellness Center we use MYOFASCIAL RELEASE, JOHN BARNES APPROACH for pain relief and give you THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE AND MYOFASCIAL STRETCHING INSTRUCTION for home care.
Low Back Pain Course Overview
Learn how to achieve pain free movement without drugs, surgery, injection or painful exercise. We use gentle, soft tissue self treatment, unique corrective exercise, mindful movement and awareness strategies. This video is an overview of our low back pain video course. This course also helps reduce pain from sciatica, piriformus, nerve impingement, poor posture and more.
Myofascial Release Using a Foam Roller
Instead of just rolling and forcing, find a tight, tender or sore spot. Then, wait patiently in that area for at least 5 minutes. This way you are slowly releasing or melting the tissue. This is called the piezoelectric effect. If you would like detailed instructions, check out our courses website.
Exercise for Low Back Pain
Start in a kneeling position on one knee, keeping your body vertical. Bend the opposite leg in front of you at about 95 degrees. Keep the pelvis tilted backwards. This would be tucking your butt under
Lightly contract your abdominals and glutes, while you lung forward into the stretch.
NOTE: KEEPING YOUR ABDOMINALS AND GLUTES CONTRACTED HELPS KEEP YOUR LOW BACK FROM ARCHING.
Maintain the stretch for 1 1/2 to 2 seconds. Do 2 sets of 8-10 repetitions. Always do both sides.
BE SURE NOT TO ALLOW YOUR KNEE OF YOUR FRONT OR NON-EXERCISING LEG TO GO BEYOND YOUR TOES.
Next, lie on your back using a block, chair or ottoman to put your lower legs on. Make sure you are at 90 degrees. Place your arms out to the side with palms face up. For additional relaxation, breathe in through you belly then, slowly exhale through your mouth. Stay in this position for a minimum of 5 minutes. This position will help settle your back and hips. This also helps with poor posture, neck and back pain and hyperkyphosis (hunchback)