“If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.”
🚨 Take Charge of Your Low Back Pain and Focus on Recovery: Walk!
🚶🏽♂️ If you’re having difficulty being able to get back in the gym and working out, walking is a great way to help bridge that gap and get you moving again.
💪🏾 Walking is a great way to strengthen up the low back musculature while releasing endorphins that decrease pain.
⌚️ Start by walking 5-10 minutes with a goal of working up to walking 30 minutes 5 days a week. 🌞⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📚 Check out our Low Back E-Book to learn more ways to take charge of your low back pain.
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Physical Therapist Dr. Colin Miller demonstrates the lateral band walk:
👏🏼 This is a great exercise to improve the strength and muscle endurance of the gluteus muscles.
🧍🏽♂️ Your gluteus muscles help with proper pelvic alignment while standing and walking which, in turn, can decrease back pain!
🌀 Some great tips for this exercise 🌀
1. Push your glutes back, keeping your weight in your heels.
2. Keep your knees directly over the toes (not inside or outside of them).
3. Always keep an equal distance between your feet.
4. Squeeze your glute muscles throughout the exercise.
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🚨 Success Story Spotlight 🚨
“I came to find Pro+Kinetix after I started having some nerve and muscle pain up my thigh area. It was at the point where it started limiting how much I could play with my kids, I would get a jolt of pain with any pressure on my leg. Dr. Collin was just the right guy to help me!
I typically do a lot of walking on my commute and active workouts before the pandemic, but then started sitting down a lot working from home. Dr. Colin helped me diagnose some potential areas for us to address, and he really nailed it. He listened, he explained things really well. Between each session I would give him feedback and he would make adjustments. This isn’t a one-session quick fix…but it was more of a process for us to really dig in and figure out the root cause of the pain. I never made the connection until now that this was literally physical “therapy” for your body; similar to therapy for the mind.
I got a lot of great exercises to work into my normal routine now, and I’ve got a toolkit now to work with if I ever start having those pains come back. If you’re an active person and have some injuries or pain issues…definitely check these guys out! “