Whilst we have most probably heard that swimmer’s shoulder is an injury associated strongly with swimming, lower back injuries are also a common injury. This is main due to an incorrect body position within the water or poor core stability. This article will look at a lumber back stretch for swimmers.
A well balanced swimming and dry-land routine, that includes stretching, can help produce pain free swimming.
Lumber Back Stretch for Swimmers
How to Perform the Stretch:
Perform the stretch for 30-60 seconds each side. Repeat 2-3 times.
- Lying flat on your back, cross one leg over the other by twisting your hips and spine.
- Keep your opposite arm outstretched.
- You can hold on to your knee to make the stretch stronger if you feel comfortable.
If you think you have a back injury, it is important that you seek help from a medical professional *.
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‘* If you are in the Pembrokeshire area, we recommend RotheryHealth.com as a first-class Osteopath.