BackCare Factsheet – Exercise and Posture
These exercises should be carried out slowly and deliberately. If you have a pain when you perform any of them, limit the particular exercise movement so that you are comfortable. If you feel pain when you start any movement, then it should not be carried out.
Most people will experience back pain at some stage in their life. Research has shown that one of the most effective methods of managing your back pain is staying active and participating in regular physical activity. Bed rest is not recommended as this will often make the pain worse.
Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that views movement as central to health and wellbeing.
Chiropractic and Osteopathy are very similar disciplines. In the UK both are statutorily regulated with their own Acts of Parliament and their own General Councils.
Chiropractors are primary health care professionals, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions of the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine.
Osteopathy focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders and the effects of these conditions on patient’s general health.
The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to use your body better by becoming more aware of balance, posture, and movement.
Dynamic stabilisation devices are internal braces that allow controlled movement of the affected segment of the spine.