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All exercise is not created equal

Specific, controlled patterns of motion make a dramatic difference

Exercise is good, but for chronic low back pain exercising in a specific controlled pattern of motion can make a dramatic difference in pain as well as disability.

A recent metastudy compared looked at 16 studies of motor control exercises (MCE), and found “In patients with chronic and recurrent low back pain, MCE seem to be superior to several other treatments”, including general exercise and spinal manipulation.

CLINICAL APPLICATION: The attentional focus on a fine granular level with breath control is a hallmark of StrongPosture exercises, and makes the protocols very much a motion control exercise.

The systematization of correcting perception of balance, alignment and motion (BAM) to reality and then training these three postural elements tightly towards that reality makes a huge difference in low back pain, as well as other NMS conditions.

 

Motor control exercises reduces pain and disability in chronic and recurrent low back pain: a meta-analysis.  Byström MG, Rasmussen-Barr E, Grooten WJ. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Mar 15;38(6):E350-8.


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