Exercise of the Month
January: Neutral Spine
This exercise helps to establish a neutral spine, which is the support framework for the trunk.
Lie down with your pelvis tucked under. Extend through the spine and check that you’re aligned by placing your hands in a diamond shape either side of your lower abdomen to determine whether the pubic bone is higher than the ilium. If it is, you’re in the wrong position. To find the correct neutral position place your arms down by your side, breathe in, then breathe out. completely. Think of this as pelvic floor exercise to work those muscles. (Similar to the Kegel approach)
Perform five sets of five, five times daily. Within six weeks you can get 80% of your deep stabiliser muscles firing more efficiently if you perform this exercise correctly.
Always seek appropriate professional advice prior to any new exercise activity. If you experience any discomfort, please seek medical attention.