Instability of the lower back can result in quite significant pain (and major injury in some cases), when left untreated and/or not rehabilitated effectively. We are all about prevention as Osteopaths, so here is a simple exercise that uses the principles of Pilates core strengthening to stabilise the lower back, increase deeper abdominal strength and increase tone of important supporting muscles of the lumbar (low back) spine.

If you suffer from spinal arthritis, pelvic and lumbar instability or weak muscles in the lower back, then this core activation exercise is a great starting point. Please view our other low back strengthening and stretching exercises for a more comprehensive low back program and email us if you have any queries. You may need to turn the volume up, depending on your computer settings.