Back pain is often exacerbated by the modern working environment and is extremely common these days. Computers dominate the working environment, with more and more people sitting at their desk hunched in front of the screen, often for hours on end, day after day and year after year. Pain in the lower back is frequently aggravated by inappropriate exercise.
Depending on your posture, certain muscles need to be strengthened, whilst some muscles need to be stretched. Virtually everyone I have met has suffered from some kind of problem with their posture and most had no awareness of the problem at all. Postural problems can be cumulative over time so it is vitally important to remedy them as early as possible, before they seriously impact your lifestyle.
Postural problems, particularly those in the lower back, relate to core function. Having a strong core reduces the risk of lumbar pain and ultimately increases your balance and agility. My training programmes are functional. This means that every movement relates to day-to-day activities, for example picking something up and putting it on a shelf (this task can be performed with a "clean and press" movement). Please speak with me to discover a practical approach to moving your body correctly.
GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO YOUR OWN POSTURE AND GENERAL ENERGY LEVELS. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU?
• Tilted hips • Shortness of breath • Tightness or pain in muscles • Poor balance
• Rounded shoulders • Lower back stiffness • Forward head posture • Ligament strains, especially in the neck
Whether your problem is neck pain, slipped disc injury or lower back stiffness, this can be alleviated. My skill is in diagnosing your postural problems and constructing a programme tailored to your specific needs.
"Since meeting Dean at the gym and having undertaken a back strengthening program the pain has gone."