Breathing is something we take for granted every day. In our lifetime we take 672,738,000 breaths and every one of those breaths requires muscles that attach onto the rib cage to contract and relax. These muscles fall into primary and accessory muscles of breathing. One muscle that is key to this process is the quadratus lumborum (Latin for four-sided muscle in the lower back). If you have been sick, had covid or had a knock to your ribs ask your osteopath about how to optimize the function of this crucial muscle. In doing so you will be improving your ability to breath that will help everything from your exercise goals to energy levels!
Did you know that 80% of the population will experience lower back pain at one-point or another in their life! However lower back pain can come in many forms such as a muscle, a disc, a facet joint (little joint in lower back) or many others as well. What is also know is the earlier one seeks help managing their lower back pain the better the prognosis in the short term and the long term. The positive is that most lower back complaints can be treated quickly and efficiently with exercise, education and hands-on treatment. When you see an Osteopath, we will do a comprehensive examination to identify the source of your pain and come up with a treatment plan to get you back to dancing, golf, the garden or whatever your goals are. In addition to this we will also give you the tools to not only recover from your pain but stop it from returning.
Having QL/Lower back pain with catching/difficulty deep breathing because of it? Try the below exercises and book online now!