Meaning the technique and intricacy of a movement are vital to its results. Whether it is a complex exercise or a basic exercise, whether it’s a restorative therapeutic exercise, a stretch or strengthening exercise, form matters. Regardless of the reason to do an exercise, your alignment and movement strategies during the exercise impact both your immediate and long-term results!
When relieving pain and injury, doing an exercise correctly means the difference between getting out of pain or not.
Unfortunately, I have seen so many patients perform basic therapeutic exercises incorrectly. Usually, the consequences are less significant than performing advanced weight lifting imperfectly, but still, some of the benefits are missed!
I mean let’s be honest, if I am taking the time to do an exercise, I want to get everything out of it I can. Meaning, I want to make it count.
For example, I think pelvic tilts are an invaluable exercise to restore and maintain back health. And yet so many people do not perform this magic movement correctly. Often people engage their abdominals (rectus abdominis) and push their low back flat
in one quick motion and thus miss the best benefits of this exercise.
I feel in order to do an exercise correctly you have to understand why it is beneficial in addition to getting clear careful instructions on proper form.
Here is my explanation of why I give pelvic tilts as part of my low back pain program in Do-It-Yourself PT….
Next up will be my instructions on how to properly perform the magical wonderful pelvic tilt to reduce back pain.
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Kimberly DelVecchio, Licensed Physical Therapist, is the owner of Integrative Physical Therapy in Clifton Park NY, a comprehensive physical therapy clinic specializing in orthopedic health issues. IPT: 1 Barney Rd. suite 120 Clifton Park, NY 12065.