Easing Back Pain

Core strengthening exercises can be a helpful treatment option for many types of back problems as it helps to restore balance in the muscles around the spine. Focus is placed on strengthening the abdominal muscles to be able to give stabilization to the spine. Rehab programs or preventative rehab programs that focus on strengthening lumbar muscles
combined with core stability can reduce low back pain if exercises are done correctly and regularly.

Exercises that strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis can be done with a fitness ball.

Here we see Ellen Maloney, DPT walking her patient through some of the beginner level core exercises on the physio ball.

For more information on physio ball core strengthening exercises check out this article from Princeton University Athletic Medicine:

Lumbar/Core Strength and Stability Exercises

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