Absolutely fABulous Workout To IMPROVE Back Pain

Sit-ups are so last century. Find out how to get abs of steel and reduce back pain at the same time.  They can exacerbate the seated position we have in our working life, putting strain on the ligaments and small postural muscles of your lower back making them weak and achy. 

This week, I’ve put together three incredibly effective but back friendly exercises that will improve your core strength and protect your back from injury. 

If you try these or are already having problems with back pain, don’t hesitate to come and see one of our team, no challenge too big and we can get you BACK on track in no time. 

Ham-fisted Hamstring Stretches?

Hamstrings are vital to helping us run, walk, cycle, sit, stand. You name the movement and generally we need them.

Often a simple hamstring stretch hasn’t hit the spot so below I take you through the stretch from the basics so you can spot where you are going wrong and improve your technique, be better at preventing injuries and recover more quickly from injury and exercise then watch the video below.

In summary, I show you the WHY behind your hamstring stretch to help you understand why you might be going wrong. I show you some modifications for the basic hamstring stretch so that you can target tighter areas of the muscle that you find and get the most effective stretching time possible.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to stretch we are more than happy to help you out and do the hard work of stretching all your muscles for you and so come to use for treatment instead then book on the link to the right and we will be very happy to help!

Bottoms Up!

A foam roller is an invaluable tool, not just for a foot rest while you watch TV but to actually improve the flexibility and function of your muscles. 

In the last 2 weeks we have looked at how to use your foam roller to release your quads, hamstrings and adductors, and calf muscles. This week we are looking at the gluteal muscles and other around the pelvis

This routine takes about a minute per hip to complete and you can even do it while you are watching TV. 

If you don’t have a foam roller, you can purchase them online or via one of our clinics and if you don’t want to buy a foam roller and would prefer to come to use for treatment instead then book on the link to the right and we will be very happy to help.