General Lumbar Spine Range of Movement exercises

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate General Lumbar Spine Range of Movement exercises

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. If you need to improve the general range of movement in your lower back then this is an excellent group of exercises
  2. Remember these exercises should be pain free during after and the next day. The most that you should feel is a strong stretch sensation
  3. Each exercise should be repeated for 10 repetitions and you should aim to perform all of these exercises between 4 to 6 times per day
  4. Knee hugging Lumbar Flexion
  5. Lying on your back, bring both knees up towards your chest, grab behind your knees and pull them up so you feel a stretch
  6. Supine Lumbar rotation
  7. Lying on your back with your hips and knees bent and soles of the feet flat on the floor. Gently roll your knees to the side while keeping your knees together and then reverse the movement so you roll the knees in the opposite direction
  8. Prone Lumbar Extension
  9. Lying on your front in a press-up position. Place your hands under your shoulder and use your arms to push up so that your lower back arches and your pelvis remains on the ground. Go as far as is comfortable then slowly lower back down
  10. Standing Lumbar side flexions
  11. In standing, lean to the side, taking your hand down the side of your leg. Make sure that your movement is purely sideways and that you don’t bend forwards, back or twist at all. Take your hand down until you feel a stretch
  12. Flexibility takes time to establish so be patient as it could takes several months to achieve improvements

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