We have selected the exercises we most frequently advise our patients to do and turned them into short video clips. We have been mindful that these exercises should require little equipment and could be performed in a limited space.
Our aim is to provide you with a handy visual reference to check you are performing your exercises safely and effectively… and to encourage you to persist in performing them regularly.
Whether you initially came to us for treatment of lower back pain, a knee injury or a stiff neck, sustained practice of these exercises will not only help to address your initial symptoms, but also reduce the chances of a recurrence in the future, and improve your general posture, gait and overall health as well.
Enjoy your exercises, and do contact us with any additional questions regarding them, or comments you may have about the exercise library.
N.B.: if you are an existing patient and wish to undertake an integrated sequence of exercises at your working desk or at home, please click on “Workplace Services” on the menu bar. Please note you will need to contact us to obtain the access password.
Exercise 10 – Stretch of Low Back and Pelvic Muscles
This exercise sequence aims to stretch the lumbar, buttock and rear thigh muscles, then to improve and maintain the mobility of the lumbar spine and pelvic (sacro-iliac) joints.
Exercise 11 – Stretch of Buttock Muscles
This exercise aims to stretch the large vertical buttock muscles
Exercise 12 – Pelvic Mobility
This exercise aims to improve and maintain the mobility of the pelvic (sacro-iliac) and lumbar spine joints. It can easily be performed on a regular basis at work.
Exercise 13 – Abdominal Core Strength
This exercise aims to increase and maintain the strength of the transverse abdominals, affording better “core stability” to the lower back. It is in our view more relevant than the “plank” exercise.
Exercise 14 – Lower Back Core Strength (Superman)
This exercise aims to increase and maintain the strength of the rear lumbar muscles. The activation of the abdominals aims to preserve the lower back from over-extension injuries.
Exercise 15 – Stretch of Lumbar and Pelvic Muscles
This exercise aims to enable a relaxing and healthy distraction of every joint from the lower back through to the ankle. It is as useful for athletes as it is for people suffering from osteo-arthritis.