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BACK EXERCISES

STRENGTH EXERCISES

PELVIC TILT -- STRETCHES YOUR ABDOMINAL AND BACK MUSCLES AND INCREASES THE FLEXIBILITY OF YOUR HIPS.

THE SINGLE LEG PULL -- STRETCHES THE MUSCLES OF YOUR HIPS, LOWER BACK AND BUTTOCKS.

THE DOUBLE KNEE TO CHEST EXERCISE -- STRETCHES THE MUSCLES OF YOUR HIP AREA, BUTTOCKS AND LOWER BACK.

THE PRETZEL -- A GREAT STRETCH FOR YOUR INNER LEGS AND HIPS.

THE SIDE STRETCH -- STRETCHES THE MUSCLES IN YOUR BACK AND SIDES.

THE BACK ARCH -- STRETCHES YOUR SHOULDER, BACK AND HIP MUSCLES.

THE HAMSTRING STRETCH -- STRETCHES THE BACKS OF YOUR THIGHS.

STRENGTHING EXERCISES

THE PELVIC LIFT -- STRENGTHENS THE MUSCLES OF YOUR BUTTOCK.

THE PARTIAL SIT-UP OR CRUNCH -- STRENGTHENS YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES.

THE CAT AND CAMEL -- STRENGTHENS YOUR BACK AND ABDOMINAL MUSCLES.

THE ARM REACH -- STRENGTHENS THE MUSCLES OF YOUR SHOULDERS AND UPPER BACK.

THE LEG REACH -- STRENGTHENS THE MUSCLES OF YOUR BUTTOCKS.

THE WALL SLIDE -- STRENGTHENS YOUR BACK, HIP AND LEG MUSCLES.

EACH OF THE ABOVE BACK EXERCISES CAN BE VIEWED IN A VIDEO WITH EXPLANATIONS ON HOW TO PERFORM EACH EXERCISE. THE VIDEO IS PRODUCED BY THE PATIENT EDUCATION INSTITUTE AND IS AVAILABLE AT THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE SITE:>>>>>>>>>>>>> BACK EXERCISE VIDEO

THESE EXERCISES SHOULD BE DONE WITH SOME FORM OF AEROBIC EXERCISE PROGRAM.


ADDITIONAL SITES WITH VIDEOS OR STILL IMAGES -- BACK EXERCISES

 

Exercises for the Spine -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has recommended a series of exercises that have been specifically chosen in order to help strengthen and condition the muscles that support the spinal column.

WEBMD Exercise Video Tape-- Short discussion on exercises to strengthen the back.

 

General Back Exercises -- Photos and instructions for back exercises.


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