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Lower Back Exercises

Lower Back Exercises

We have several exercise programs for you lower back.   If you have ever had back pain or are looking to prevent back pain in the future, these exercises are for you! 

My Doctor Says I Have Arthritis In My Lower Back!

My Doctor Says I Have Arthritis In My Lower Back!

As we age degenerative changes can occur in our lower back.  Terms used to describe the changes include osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteophytes, sclerotic changes, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, joint stiffness and pain and finally arthritis.  These can all cause stiffness, soreness, lower back muscle spasms and lumbar radiculopathy (pain into the buttocks, hips and down the legs).  Let's see what we can do to help ourselves improve our function and mobility and decrease our pain.  One can have many of these diagnosis on X-Ray but have very little or no symptoms at all.   This gives us hope when doing these exercises!

Back Pain and Sciatica?  What is it and what can I do?

Back Pain and Sciatica? What is it and what can I do?

Sciatica by definition is irritation of the sciatic nerve.  This can cause pain, weakness, numbness and / or tingling down the back of the leg starting in the buttock region.  The question we like to ask as physiotherapists which will dictate how we treat sciatica is:  What is causing irritation of the sciatic nerve?  We want to treat the cause of the sciatic nerve and not just chase the symptoms caused by sciatica.  Let's try to figure out what is causing the sciatica and then we can focus on how to treat this condition.

What to do Before and After you Shovel Snow!

What to do Before and After you Shovel Snow!

Nothing is quite as Canadian as waking up to 3 feet of snow while you’re already late for work. This article will introduce some tips to help ensure that clearing that next snowfall is easier on your body. 

Spinal Mobility Exercises

Spinal Mobility Exercises

By getting into a routine and performing these simple stretches, it can make such a difference as you age. By doing just 5 reps daily of these spinal mobility stretches you can help avoid the loss of mobility that is bound to happen as you age.

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