Alex has been stretching his back but the Guru says to focus on stability and control

March 30, 2015

I have a small deviation to the right after hurting my back.

It gets better with exercise and stretching. Should I just continue or do I need manipulation?



March 30, 2015

Hi Alex

If only you could click a joint back into place! Many say you can – as that’s what they do, but you can’t – joints don’t just fall out of place….and if they do there would have been more trauma than you could throw an ambulance at!

Your deviation sounds like a shift, where your body adapts to the pain to allow it to keep moving. The problem is it doesn’t really move very well – it’s just moves.

Stretching will make you feel better, but I doubt it’ll get you better.

Exercise, specific stuff for what you need i.e. control based stuff is exactly what you need. No strength, no stretch just control, stability and endurance.

Have a squizz here

The Guru

Six Physio

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