Ball Stretching for Back and Radiating Leg Pain

By | November 12, 2010

Click on the links and watch the  exercise videos, which provides the same decompressive effects provided by expensive mechanical traction devices in physical therapy, and recently, chiropractic’ offices.  Position yourself on a ball that is appropriate for your body type and size.  Stretch over the top of the ball far enough to feel your lumbar spine stretch.  This will gradually relieve the compressed tissue in your lower spine.  Repeat it daily for progressive improvement.  Hopefully it can offer you consistent relief.  These balls can be seen in advertisements somewhere  every week for $15-25.

For Those Whose Back or Leg Hurts:

Ball Stretching

Ball Stretching – Rocking Technique

Bridging

Bridging with Ball Squeezes

Category: Exercise Treatment

About Paul O'Brian

CEO, Paul O’Brian founded Accelerate Physical Therapy , P.C. in 1989 in Arvada. Specializing in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation over a 40-year-career, Paul is experienced in shoulder, knee, spine, foot/ankle, elbow, wrist and hand rehabilitation, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, multiple sclerosis, weakness and balance issues, and geriatric conditions, arthritis, functional decline), postural pain an problems, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and workers’ compensation injuries. He has been a youth sports coach for a total of 25 years in swimming and diving, soccer, football and rugby. Paul has served on the Board of Directors for multiple Colorado non-profit Colorado corporations, including Colorado Physical Therapy Network (20 years), Rugby Colorado (5 years) and Tigers Rugby Football Club (19 years).