Thursday, April 7, 2011

One Simple Movement for Less Low Back Pain

Reading over some information a few weeks ago, I came across a valuable nugget of information from Dr. Craig Liebenson.  Dr. Liebenson is a chiropractor in L.A. that has written a few textbooks, including, "Rehabilitation of the Spine," one of the first text books I bought and read on my own.

Simply put, walking backwards facilitates the glute max.  Walking forwards, no real glute max involvement.  Lack of glutes plays a major role in mechanical low back pain.

Usually I try to get my patients to walk after being adjusted.  Lately, I've tried to get those with weak glutes to find a safe place to add some backwards walking.  Give it a shot.

1 comment:

Lori Tsutsui said...

Thanks, I will try that.