Five essential stretches for good back health

Your pelvis is placed under strain every day as it serves as a connector and pivot between your lower and upper body. Given its location and important function, your pelvis needs to be both stable and flexible to maintain good back health.


For the best hip, pelvic, and lower back health regular stretching of the muscles and ligaments that surround them is key. Lack of use and controlled stretching inevitably leads to tightening and even shortening of these vital muscles, which can you make you more prone to injury and lower back pain.

In this video, Joel details five essential stretches important to reduce stress on the pelvic girdle and lumbar spine which will to help to reduce lower back pain. In order to effectively apply these stretches, being able to control the position of the pelvis is essential:

Elite Therapy is a multidisciplinary sports therapy and physiotherapy clinic in Coventry. We treat a range of injuries both sporting and non-sporting as well as back, neck and musculoskeletal pain. Elite Therapy’s services include assessment and diagnosis, physiotherapy, sports therapy, massage therapy, taping and ultrasound. There is also an on-site rehabilitation gym and studio for the Pilates and yoga classes.