Low back pain with Exercises is one of the highest search terms on Google. Your exercises depends on your lower back examination which includes your posture, gait (walking) active movements which should include the Stork Test for ...
One of the main reasons why the excellent reviews of the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh are so genuine, realistic and charming is thanks to the years of research carried out by Medical Researcher Stuart McGill I am delighted to see that now Stuart McGill has now some excellent videos on how you can seriously damage your back with excessive exercises on gym equipment (if you wish) or how to exercise safely.
Previous articles in this blog explain that bending forward with your arms unsupported when sitting in a chair, results in an increasing lumbar disc pressure over the years. If you are recovering from a prolapsed disc or back operation, it is important to keep lumbar pressure as low as possible for the first few months or even up to a year depending on the type of prolapsed disc you have suffered from.
The most common course of chronic knee pain is anterior knee pain which occurs under & around the knee cap. There are many theories about the causes of such pain, and many exercises to do to prevent this type of pain.
According to Professor Stuart McGill, Professor of Spine Biomechanics in Canada, the slouch position is best. Why do you think those Formula 1 racing drivers can cope without endless lower back pain?
Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker. In these times of long periods of sitting at a desk, with or without a computer, good ergonomic design can help to prevent the repetitive strain injuries which develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.
In his book on lower back disorders, Professor McGill recommends using an ergonomic chair, pointing out that such a chair must be used properly. Changing posture as frequently as every ten minutes, allows the tissue loads to migrate, thereby minimising the risk of any single tissue`s accumulating micro-trauma. Even if you don’t get up from your chair, moving position or even just fidgeting can help.