Low Back Pain and Deadlifting – Article Review

Osteopath Heath Williams recently read the article “Which Patients With Low Back Pain Benefit From Deadlift Training?” that was published in July 2015.  To purchase this article in full, please click here.

Key Findings

  • Deadlift training with an individualized progression in intensity and volume might be effective in reducing pain and disability in patients with a dominating pattern of mechanical lower back pain.  This is regardless of the patients age, sex, body mass index, pain-related fear of movement, movement control and activity.
  • Consideration of a an individuals pain intensity and endurance of the hip and back extensors must be considered when one is considering prescribing the deadlift exercise as an exercise for an individual with mechanical lower back pain.
  • Individuals with low endurance of the hip and back extensors and high pain intensity should consider other interventions before initiating deadlift training.

If you currently suffer from mechanical lower back pain and would like to use exercise as part of your active approach to management and treatment, then be sure to touch base with us at Principle Four Osteopathy.

Principle Four Osteopathy is located in the heart of the Melbourne City CBD and Docklands and our osteopaths take are trained in exercise prescription and rehabilitation and will look to incorporate this within your treatment and management plan where appropriate.

More details can be found at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.