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Spinal Mobility Exercises

Daily Stretches for Healthier Shoulders and Spinal Joints

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There are few stretches more effective in improving the health of the shoulders and spine than dead hanging. Read more

 

What To Do If You Have A Tendency To Throw Out Your Back

This is a simple routine of spinal mobility exercises that I have long found useful to those who have a tendency to "throw out" their back or experience chronic and intermittent back pain from various sprains and strains, including those involving intervertebral discs. Read more

 

A Simple Way to Improve Spinal Rotation

This is a simple way to improve spinal rotation through the thoracic and lumbar spine. When rotating to each side, be sure to allow the feet to move and pivot naturally so as to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on the knees, ankles, and hips. Read more

 

Windmill Twister Release for Healthy Shoulders and Spinal Joints

I call this the Windmill Twister Release - it’s relatively simple and incredibly effective in releasing tightness in the lower back, pelvis, mid-back, and shoulder region.

I named it in honour of a jiu jitsu submission hold called the Twister, made famous by mixed martial artist, Chan Sung Jung, better known as the Korean Zombie. Read more

 

Unilateral Spinal Rotation Exercise to Improve Posture and Back Health

This is a simple spinal mobility exercise that you can use to improve and maintain good posture and back health.

Start on all fours. Extend one leg behind you and keep it relatively straight with the balls of that foot anchored on the ground. Read more

 

Mobility Drill to Reverse Forward Slumping of Your Spine

This is an excellent exercise for improving extension through your spine and reversing the effects of forward slumping of your spine.

Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Read more

 

Two Simple Movements for a Strong and Healthy Back

While developing and maintaining good core strength is extremely helpful to protecting the spine and surrounding tissues against injury, it's equally important to work at improving usable strength of the trunk toward its end ranges. Read more

 

Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

With an exercise ball and a towel or exercise band, you can do both of the simple mobility exercises shown in this video as a daily wake-up for your spine and shoulders.

When rolling back on the ball to encourage extension of the spine, aim to roll back to a point where your legs are fully straight and extended at the knees with your feet remaining on the ground. Read more

 

One-Minute Spinal Care Routine

These two movements encourage more blood to flow to the ligaments and muscles that surround the spine, thereby reducing risk of experiencing sprains and strains.   Read more

 

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