On this page, our Physiotherapists at Pure have worked collaboratively to compile a series of exercise rehabilitation plans which we recommend performing at home for help with your recovery.
The exercises are categorised in to different stages based on the current symptoms you are experiencing and the level of progress you have made in your recovery and rehabilitation journey.
The early programme is designed to maintain range of motion in the lower back and reduce discomfort with smooth & continuous movement. In the intermediate plan, the focus changes to achieving full range whilst integrating functional movement patterns. This plan also includes a movement to help maintain sciatic nerve mobility. Finally, the advanced programme comprises of functional, whole body movements which load the spine incrementally to increase robustness through the trunk, spine and pelvic regions, combined with an exercise chosen to improve dynamic core stability.
Click this link to be directed to our lower back pain page which provides detailed information about how common it is, which structures could be involved, precautions to be aware of, treatment and management advice, and, further resources for your convenience.
Please click here to be re-directed to our YouTube channel playlist for video demonstrations of each exercise recommended for lower back pain. Ensure you pay attention to the specific level of the exercises you have been prescribed (early, intermediate or advanced) and view only those videos so that you perform the correct exercises.
Although these exercises are recommended by us, we advise that you liaise with your Physiotherapist before attempting any exercises you have not been recommended.
If you experience continual worsening of pain/symptoms whilst performing any prescribed exercises, we recommended that you stop and contact your Physiotherapist.