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All Posts in Category: Core Strengthening Exercises

Bosu Dead Bug | Brighton Chiropractor

A progression to a harder Dead Bug exercise on top of a BOSU which increases the instability of the exercise thus causing better activation in the spinal stabilisation muscles

For further exercises and advice go to https://ccbrighton.co.uk/videos-exercises-back-pain-neck-pain-sports-injuries/

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Suspension Training Mountain Climbers

Suspension Training Mountain Climbers are a great exercise to strengthen the abdominals and low back muscles.

This is an advanced exercise which is only appropiate if you have done other core stability exercises all in pain free practice and need a progression of further exercises.

A great exercise using your own body weight and a dynamic exercise which uses core stability during movement.

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Side Plank Rotations Exercise | Brighton Chiropractor

Side Plank Rotation Exercise demonstrated by Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman. The side plank exercise is a great exercise to help stabilise the core while moving dynamically. It will strengthen the abdominals, gluteal and low back muscles which can prevent epsisodes of back pain and improve performance in other activities.

This is a good alternative to a normal plank as the movement is more realistic to everyday activities where we move twist and lift our body weight as opposed to holding a stiff rigid posture.

Please complete within pain free range of motion and stop if any back issues or pain occurs.

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Glute strengthening exercises from Brighton Chiropractor

Glute strengthening exercises from Brighton Chiropractor include simple hip extensions and abduction exericses.

Glute  strengthening can help stabilise the pelvic and low back joints, they can help develop power when running and lifting as well as helping the hip stay stable to allow proper alignment of the knee and ankle.

Proper gluteal stability can help prevent low bacck pain, hip pain and knee or ankle pain. Hence they are incredibly important for everybody not simply those practicing sport.

Practice these simple glute exercises which can be done either  in the gym or at home with theraband as demonstrated in the video attached.

If you have any pains or issues either doing these exercises or in your everyday activities then please feel free to contact us on 01273 933170 or info@ccbrighton.co.uk

Enjoy

 

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Face Pull Postural Exercises from Brighton Chiropractor

Face pull postural exercises from Brighton Chiropractor can help show you exercises which you can do in the gym or at home to help stabilise your shoulders and upper back into better posture.

Face Pulls are a great exercise to help train the muscles shich stabilise the shoulder blades into a retracted position.Many people experience shoulder and neck pain because their spines and upper shoulder muscles become tight and painfull. By training the antagonistic or opossing msucles we can reduce the effects of tight upper shoulder muscles and how they can cause neck pain or headaches.

At Core Chiropractic we help using hands on therapy to loosen tight muscles and spinal joints and then show you how to work on the correct muscles to stabilse you into a better posture.

If you have any questions or problems which you would like assessed or treated then please contact us on 01273 933170 or email info@ccbrighton.co.uk

Have a great day

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The Golfers lift – from Core Chiropractic

This week I watched a patient pick up their handbag after a treatment with bad form. She then asked me to show her the best way to pick up light objects. So this week we will be looking at The Golfer’s Lift. Last week we discussed the need for proper lifting  in the best ways to squat. In the video http://ccbrighton.co.uk/best-ways-to-squat/ we showed you  how to use the hip hinge to  squat down properly with strength. However this week is a slightly more difficult lift but used for every items to pick up quickly and easily.

The Golfers Lift

This uses the legs to  counter balance the upper body when bending forwards. The golfers lift can prevent the joints in the low back from spraining and the muscles from straining. When we lift badly  we can cause injury. However when we lift properly we prevent the risk of injury. In practice we see patients commonly say  “I was imply bending over to pick up my bag and my back went” this is normally due to  repetitive bad lifting habits which eventually cause tissue injury.

This is designed to be used to pick up light objects. You need good core stability to practice the lift safely  however if you practice at home with light objects while concentrating on your form then the movement pattern will improve.

 

Prevention of back pain

Proper lifting can prevent back pain however maintenance care and chiropractic adjustments can also prevent the low back from injuring. If you have had pain and these problems keep re-occuring then make contact with us and book in for a free consultation with a qualified Chiropractor to examine the problem today through our request an appointment page http://ccbrighton.co.uk/

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The best exercises for low back and core stability – Both Sided Dead Bug

Here is the both sided or “Bilateral Dead Bug” which is one of our exercises for low back pain. The development of both sides at the same time is harder along the progression from the normal Dead Bug. It should only be attempted when the Dead Bug is pain free and easy….or becoming no challenge any more. By improving CORE strength you can prevent further low back pain and improve your performance in every day activities.

The Bilateral Dead Bug again should be done in 3 x 8-10 reps and can have dumbbells added if needed.

Oh and wait there is still a further progress to come

Enjoy…….

 

 

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The best exercises for low back and core stability – Dead Bug

The Dead Bug is one of my favourite exercises and is done to stabilise the low back and core when your arms / legs are moving. It will help you stay strong when you are doing regular activities like lifting children, playing contact sports or performing overhead activates.

Pick the level which is appropiate for you and complete 3 x 8-10 reps within your core workout

Enjoy….and wait for the harder progression

 

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