Back pain affects 80% of the American population at some point in their lives. For many, this back pain becomes a constant part of their lives. The exercise management of chronic low back pain (LBP) is an important skill the post rehab professional must master. LBP is seen in both the athletic and non-athletic populations. There are 3 key components of the exercise program for the chronic LBP client in a post rehab setting. The 3 key components are:
1) Cardiovascular training with appropriate levels of support.
2) Spinal stabilization including techniques in lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying as well as flexibility training.
3) Lower extremity strengthening.
These 3 components must be included in each LBP client’s exercise program design. Include these 3 essential components and you will see positive outcomes with your LBP clients. Click the link below to listen to my discussion of these 3 key components.