Patients with a history of heart problems, best consult not only their therapist but their primary care physician too, to be certain that they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness promoting activities. Physical therapists give specific instructions to their patients before beginning any exercise program with respect to proper exercise to their patient’s condition.
Benefits of Exercise
It has been reported many times that exercise is best and important for managing acute and chronic lower back pain, strengthening the lower back, preventing and keeping back patients working and improve the quality of life.
Aerobic exercise combined with physiotherapy helps to keep the muscle proper in tone, promotes better circulation, and proper digestion. As well as walking once or twice is a popular activity or even doing some household chores or any kinds of activities that would be counts as an exercise is a must and very important.
Types of Exercise
There are many relevant exercises for patients especially those who are suffering lower back pain.
For example, if a patient is least sympatonic in extension, especially if leg pain centralizes or diminishes (extension biased), prone press up type exercises usually yield the best results.
If a patient feels best when bending over (flexion biased), exercises that promote lower back flexion such as posterior pelvic tits, bending forward from a sitting position, pulling the knees to the chest, and others are usually helpful.
Some exercises that can lessen lower back pain are:
- Proprioceptive or balance promoting
- Stretching of the adductors, hamstrings and other overly short or tight postural muscles
- Strengthening of the pelvic stabilizing muscles (trunk muscles)
- Reported effectiveness of exercise in physical therapy
According to some studies:
- Strong evidence supports exercise as being at least as effective as other non-surgical treatments for chronic lower back pain.
- Moderate evidence supports use of a graded-activity exercise program in occupational settings for sub acute lower back pain.
- Some evidence shows that exercises are no more effective than other non-surgical treatments for acute lower back pain.
In performing any physical therapy, it is crucial for therapists to conduct a focused reevaluation of an exercise program following its initial therapeutic trial for its effectiveness.
In general, conducting any kinds of exercise that is performed everyday and other activities that you enjoyed is suggest for patients who are suffering from lower back pain, those who are undergoing with physiotherapy to strengthen our body and prevent any kinds of illness.