Physiotherapy Clinic

Avoiding Low Back Injuries With Squatting

By Eric Wong

Precision Movement

So, you’ve got lower back pain from squats, do you?

Damn, that sucks.

Fortunately for you, in this article we’re going to go through:

  • 3 characteristics that are common amongst people who hurt their lower back squats,
  • 3 things to address to prevent this annoying problem, and
  • A short routine you can do right now for some instant pain relief

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Customized Physical Therapy Can Ease Lower Back Pain

Raj Suppiah, MScPT

Last week, we talked about getting in to see your physiotherapist as soon as you experience back pain. This week, we’ll talk about the variety of ways physiotherapy can help.  A recent article in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy described the ways to treat back pain based on the best research evidence. LOW BACK PAIN IS SO COMMON THAT 8 OF 10 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE IT AT SOME TIME IN THEIR LIVES. Although the pain in your back may feel severe to you, most low back pain is not due to a serious problem. Physiotherapists should be able to assess, diagnose and intervene without the use of diagnostic imaging.

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Identifying And Treating Pain From Nerve Tension

What is nerve tension?

Nerve tension is pain that happens when a nerve is being compressed or stuck in its surrounding tissue. Nerves lie in tracts in which they need to freely move. When they don’t move freely they can become traction or pulled during movement which leads to irritation. This can happen for a variety of reasons. If a joint has been immobile for a period of time it increases the risk that a nerve can get a little stuck due to the prolonged lack of motion. Sometimes there is no known reason at all.

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