Simple Back Extension Stretch For The Office Worker

In the image below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia demonstrating a simple back extension stretch for the office worker or manual handling worker.  The aim of this exercise is to gently take the back through some extension movement that may help to relieve tension that often develops in the back as a result of prolonged static sitting postures or for workers who are regularly performing manual handling tasks at work.  Perform this exercise by placing your hands on your hips/lower back and gently move from a neutral standing position to gentle extension.  Be sure to move in and out of this exercise in a controlled manner and repeat 3-5 times.  Avoid holding the extension position for a prolonged time and do not perform this movement if pain is felt.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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