How I Prevented Back Pain

I am not only a physical therapist, but also a husband, father, and homeowner.  As such, there are always "projects" to be done. One recent one involved removing carpet and laying laminate flooring in one of our bedrooms.  I knew that the bending and stooping involved in this would likely set off the back pain I experience occasionally.  Prior to beginning the job, I did the exercise shown in the video below.  Doing this and repeating it about every hour during the job prevented any back pain the day of the work, and for the days and weeks afterward.  Please enjoy this video below.  Please remember that if you are currently experiencing back pain, you should see a physical therapist or other health care professional prior to trying this exercise.  Also this exercise may not be appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions such as spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or shoulder problems.  I hope you find this video helpful!

Nathanael Gay