Exercises for Back Pain

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Exercises to relieve back pain - what is safe?

When you have back pain, then you have to look at a range of treatment options as part of your back pain management. Exercises should be one of those option. Exercises specifically for Back Pain relief are great, when used to prevent and cure back pain under the guidance of a chartered physiotherapist.

So before we start looking at the type of exercises to help back pain, we should be aware that

In summary, a balance between strong and flexible muscles around the core area of your body and legs helps improve postural alignment and subsequently prevents and eases back pain.

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Back Pain Exercises »

Back Pain Exercises

My advice on what to consider if you have back pain and are back pain and are looking for exercises and stretches to alleviate pain. Some sample exercises too!

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Low Back Pain Exercises »

Low back pain exercises

Lower back pain exercises need to be specific to your condition - otherwise injury may result - and are a necessity for the long term resolution of your symptoms.

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Lower Back Stretches - some basic tips »

Lower Back Stretches

I frequently see with my own clients that our lower backs are often forgotten about when it comes to conscious stretching. Most of us are aware that we have to stretch the muscles of our legs and arms if we…

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Neck Pain Exercises »

Depending on the nature of the trauma you have had - it may be possible to do some gentle neck exercises. However, it is usually important to see a professional for an opinion beforehand. The treatment for your neck pain…

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Neck Stretches »

Neck Stretches

Neck stretches are many and varied. However, I am going to share with you neck stretching approaches that I find most useful on a daily basis in my physiotherapy clinic.

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Alexander Technique for Back Pain »

Alexander Technique and Back Pain

The Alexander Technique an help in back pain, and I have referred clients for Alexander therapy when stress is the key aggravating factor in their presentation. A good chartered physiotherapist will give you the direction you require, in order to…

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Back Strengthening Exercises »

Exercises to Strengthen the Back

If you are looking for good exercises for back pain, then read this article first. It doesn’t contain any exercises! Here’s why.

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Back Stretching Exercises »

Back Stretching

Back stretches are a critical part of managing - and preventing - your back pain. Similar to your back strengthening exercises, stretching exercises need to be specific to each persons back problem.

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Exercises for Back Pain »

Although manual therapy from your physiotherapist is an important part of the treatment of your upper back pain, exercises that you will carry out yourself are a necessity for the management and long term resolution of your symptoms.

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Shoulder pain exercise »

Shoulder Rehab Exercises

Shoulder Rehab Exercises are very important in the overall management of shoulder pain. I see as many shoulder problems which have worsened from lack of movement as I do from injury to the shoulder alone.

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Exercise for Sciatica »

exercise for Sciatica

The type of exercises you should do to relieve sciatica are very much dependent on the underlying cause. My recommendation is not to do exercises off the internet, without first knowing the cause of your sciatica.

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Core Strength Training »

Core Strength Training

This article discusses what things you should consider before you download core strength exercises from the web and start following them, particularly if you have back pain.

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While the content and materials contained in the articles on this website have been written & researched by Sally Ann Quirke, a professional, practising & fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) based in Ireland, they are provided for general information and educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice on any particular individual situation. Please see your Chartered Physiotherapist or other medical practitioner for full and individual consultation.

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