PNF for Lumbar Flexion in Quadruped: Restore Toe Touch and Lumbar Dissociation

Rehab has embraced the hip hinge. Yes, it’s important to teach hip dissociation from the lumbar spine when lumbar movement, particularly flexion is threatening and triggers output of pain. However, at some point, lumbar movement needs to be restored in a threat free manner. Toe touch and dissociation of lumbar spine flexion from the hips is often forgotten.

This is how I would educate the patient. “When hip hinges are practiced too much, you often lose the ability to actually flex at the lumbar spine. Every joint needs to move to remain healthy as long as it’s non threatening or done in excess to the point of injury.”

PNF for Lumbar Flexion and Toe Touch

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My interest in health and fitness started at a young age. Even though I had been educated and trained as an engineer in Europe I always want to follow my passion. I have made some guest appearances on a health educational program TV in Europe and, this experience, has made me follow my passion of sharing wellness information with others.

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