Do you want to exercise? Or do you want to exercise?
Exercising by climbing may be higher in benefit and fun! New Hampshire Spine and Sport is always on the lookout for a new approach to exercise that may entice our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients to get moving! The latest research documented idea is climbing. What do you think of it?
Climbing promotes core strength and trunk mobility just by its very action. Climbing’s continuous changes in dynamic and isometric contractions encourage core strength and trunk mobility. (1) Therapeutic climbing even increases muscular strength and perceived physical and mental well-being. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows that the mind is powerful, so if it thinks the body’s actions are helping the body be stronger, all the better!
To feed the mind more, a few studies tout the benefits of therapeutic climbing. In one, researchers report that therapeutic climbing is equivalent and partly superior to standard exercise therapy for patients with chronic low back pain. (2) It is effective at activating and improving the function of the lumbar muscles and positively affects the lumbar spine stabilization. How does it do this? Therapeutic climbing concentrates on the movement of the shoulder joint stabilizer muscles which may well lessen the load on the spine and thereby enhance the superficial muscle and stabilize the trunk. (3) Efficient! New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows several Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients who appreciate efficiency!
Finally, climbing may be an effective and low-cost therapy option for people with chronic low back pain. (4) Who in Southern New Hampshire doesn’t appreciate low cost and effective? Climbing may offer pain reduction and a better quality of life. Its muscle training also has the potential to improve posture, perception of the trunk midline, and muscle control. Climbing may even entice the most reticent low back pain patient to keep exercising via climbing than doing more traditional physical therapy type exercises on the floor. (4) That’s all good in New Hampshire Spine and Sport’s book!
Now, New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows that doing the routine stabilization exercises just don’t excite all of our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients. New Hampshire Spine and Sport gets it! But we are not saying to abandon them altogether. Consider mixing up your exercise routine with some climbing on occasion. Talk with New Hampshire Spine and Sport first before stepping out and setting up your own climbing routine!
Contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport today to discuss your back pain and possibly adding climbing to your back strengthening routine.