Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is very common, most people will have it at least once in their life. The lower back is a complex structure which is made up of a bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. This makes it a complex injury where the exact structure needs to be identified for the most successful treatment. The majority of lower back injuries are not from a serious injury but from sprains and strains from over stretching due to incorrect lifting, twisting and overuse in sport.
There are many different causes for back pain but a running theme is incorrect movement patterns such as lifting, driving, and twisting with bad posture. It does not just have to be a sporting situation such as a bad lifting technique when doing weights at the gym. Oversue of muscles can also cause lower back pain where muscles that control and stabilise pelvic motion have an imbalance and could therefore pull the pelvis out of correct alignment e.g. tight hip flexors could cause an anterior tilt of the pelvis and having one hamstring considerable tighter than the other could pull one side down which causes irritation at the joint where the pelvis meets the spine (sacro-iliac joint). Prolonged sitting with bad posture such as office workers can cause muscle dysfunction relating to back pain. You can read more about lower back pain HERE.
It has been scientifically proven that by keeping active and not resting in the same position is better for lower back pain as it keeps the muscles supple and strong. Something gentle such as walking or swimming can help but the best treatment and prevention for lower back pain is to ensure that the muscles are strong, supple and balanced with good posture is important.
Back Rehab Class
The class will involve exercises for many factors associated with back pain such as mobility of vertebral joints and the vertebral pelvic joint, flexibility of spinal, flexibility of pelvic and hip muscles, strengthening of spinal, core, pelvic and hip muscles and balance. The exercises have been developed to be suited for various conditions and considering the limitations of these conditions. The session is 45 minutes allowing ample time for a warm up and cool down for the most effective results from the class, too much work aggravate the symptoms so this is the optimum time frame.
There are variations to each exercise allowing for individual progression and adaptability of the class for participants. Careful and supervised movements are very effective and due to this the class will be run with up to 5 participants per session. The exercises will include some which can be done at home and advice can be given of potential treatment options.
The classes will be held at The Natural Health Centre on Tuesday at 12.30-1.15pm and Thursday 5-5.45pm.
For more information or to book a session please contact Tanya, details can be found HERE.