Why are Legs Important?
I have been a Physiotherapist for over 20 years and have seen so many people who experience low back pain. In fact, it’s more common than you think, even among active people. Everything in the body is connected.
When assessing dysfunctions, I like to start analyzing from the ground up. How does a person walk? How do they move? How do they position their feet, arms, head, trunk? Do they flow in synergy? Or is there a breakdown in the chain? You can be active and feel strong, but still have a system that does not flow correctly! Crazy right?
Often, dysfunction in the lower body can translate upward to the back and neck areas. Our legs are the foundation of our body and affect how impact is absorbed. With lower back pain, it is so common to see the breakdown in a movement chain where there is a weakness in the legs (and of course, a weak core). Our body is designed so uniquely; we just need to learn how to use it properly to avoid injuries! Legs generate power!!
We are designed to be strong! So, let us move strong!
I thought I would include some simple exercises that can be done with or without weight (coming soon). If you have never worked out, please consult a professional before doing these exercises.