In this last article about how to get your spinal engine revving on all cylinders, we’re going over some aspects of strength and coordination that are important for successful and pain free walking.
2 of the most important muscle groups to make sure you have strong are your hips and your core musculature!
These muscles allow you to transfer the weight of the trunk onto the leg without collapsing.
These core muscles work kind of like a corset to stability and support your low back. They also coordinate and drive the reciprocal rhythm of walking.
In terms of checking your strength in these areas, simple floor exercises will suffice for many of us to start.
Here are two exercises that I often prescribe for my patients:
These videos are for educational purposes only and are not medical advice. If you try them out, comment and let me know what you think!
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