Back & Neck EBook - US

Step 5: Lasting Results With Coordination (cont.)

How to improve your spinal coordination

1. Workonyourwholebalance.Whileholdingontoasteady surface, try to balance on one leg at a time. Tighten your abdominal muscles while you do this and don’t let your hip / pelvis sink down 2. Perform alternating arm and leg lift exercises. Using multiple body parts causes rotation and activation of the smaller muscles in the spine 3. Work on controlling the tightening of your abdominal muscles, hips and spine throughout the day. Practice this lying down, sitting and standing to have a different effect on the abdominal muscles in different positions

4. Perform core exercises such as modified planks

How physical therapy helps your spinal coordination A physical therapist can pinpoint your exact problem through the examination of your flexibility, strength and coordination. You are put through specific movement patterns that show where your spine lacks coordination and if you have any challenges with your balance. With this knowledge, a complete plan is designed to restore your spine’s natural coordination.

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