Sit To Stand Strategies For The Individual With Low Back Pain

When an individual has lower back pain (acute or chronic), often moving from sit to stand can be a major aggravating movement for the individual. In the video below you will see two basic progressions demonstrated by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Video one shows a slow and controlled hinge movement through the hips whilst looking to maintain a neutral spine position and using ones hands to help offload some upper body weight.  Video 2 shows a progression on this by taking away the upper body assistance and using the arms to counter balance.  Both are good strategies to trial for those with back pain aggravated or maintained by getting in and out of a chair.  Whilst not in the videos below, another starting point would be to raise the seat higher (changing the hip to knee angle) by placing cushions on the chair to sit onto and using arm rests to allow for greater help from the upper body.

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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