How to Do McKenzie Cobra Style Exercise | Back Pain Relief

How to Do McKenzie Cobra Style Exercise | Back Pain Relief


Alright, wanna spend a moment now talking
about the exercise called Extension in Standing. This is one of the exercises in the Mckenzie
Protocol. Mckenzie Protocol is a method of treatment
in the physical therapy world and it’s an exercise that you’ve seen people do in general
population quite often, where they’re just sort of bending backwards to relieve some
tension in their back, but Mr. Mckenzie sort of fine-tuned the exercise and made it much
more, aggressive, if you will and a lot more functional, if you will. So, if you could come on and stand. A lot of patients are suffering from back
problems associated with too much bending or too much sitting, and so this is an exercise
that can be often recommended to help sort of offset some of those pressures associated
with sitting and bending. So, all you would do is simply have your feet
shoulder width apart, hands in your back supporting your back, trying to keep your legs straight
even when you hinge backwards as far as you can go. Great, and then come right back up. The great thing about this exercise is that
you could do it in the office if you’re having an office issue with sitting because you just
need to stand and find a place to stand. And the key to the exercise is going to be
the repetitions. So, like my example before, somebody might
know to do it once, so that it helps them a little bit, but if you do four, five, six
in a row, you’re going to get a more of a lasting change, patients can now sit again
for an extended period of time without suffering. So, this is the extension in standing. One more time please. And then come on back up. That’s it.

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