When your low back pain is mild, it is usually appropriate to start the Core Rehabilitation exercises which are designed to strengthen the low back and abdominal (core) muscles. As they strengthen they should support your low back more effectively reducing the chance of further low back pain/injury.

Anyone is welcome to use this resource but you do so at your own risk. While the exercises are designed for most people to do, we are only responsible for our patients that we examined and recommended specific exercises. We will be happy to advise you if you are unsure Contact Us

Side Plank
Try to keep your ankles to shoulder in a straight line off the floor
You may need to do the half side Plank first, with your knees bent keeping your body in a straight line from shoulder to knee as shown in the latter part of this video
Work up to holding the side plank for 45s each side
If you feel it starting to pull your side muscles stop, many people can’t hold it for 10s when they start, work up slowly