Rtf1ansiansicpg1252deff0deflang2057fonttblf0fnilfcharset0 Calibri generator Msftedit 188.8.131.529viewkind4uc1pardsa200sl276slmult1qjlang9f0fs28 Hi, I’m Paula Moore The Chiropractor and I am here to talk to you today about how to use a tennis ball for your lower back trouble. Now I probably didn’t invent this but I feel as if I have because my patients absolutely love it and they tell me it’s the best thing they have ever learned.par I don’t know how long it has been around, but I found it one day after I had injured my back and I haven’t looked back since. It is one of the most popular exercises I give.
My clients. I use it to get rid of knots in the low back. It can be used all over the body but it is particularly great for the low back, in those hard to reach places.par I’m going to show you where you are going to be using this. This is you facing the spine, looking from behind. The tennis ball is to be used in your low back, between the crest of your pelvic bone and the lower margin of the ribs, either side of the lumbar spine. Those are the areas.
You are going to be looking for your muscular knots.par When you are lying on your back you are going to be placing it along the lumbar margins. In particular, there is a sweet spot where you get on a muscle called your quadratus lumborum the QL. On most people I can find a trigger point a muscular knot on the QL. Certainly found on people with lower back pain.par This is so effective, because you can travel with a tennis ball so you are never stuck in pain, not knowing what to do. So this is great for muscle spasms and knotted muscles.
Remove Muscle Knots Yourself Tennis Ball Release
A knot in a muscle you can think of as a build up of lactic acid where a muscle has been over working. So athletes get these and people with back trouble get these, where the lactic acid has formed a knot. par Pressure can either be applied with my thumb, as a chiropractor, or my elbow when I’m feeling particularly mean or a tennis ball. So you can apply pressure to your own trigger points and help melt them away. So take a look at me lying on my back now.par So just before you lie back, you’ve got your.
Tennis ball in the same hand as the side you’ll apply it to. You’re going to lie on your back and roll your knees to the side. Have a feel with your own fingers for the tender points, the areas that feel knotted. Move the tennis ball around until you find a particularly tender point. Remember the spots between the crest of the pelvis and where the ribs end and close to the bony spine but not on the bone. par So you put the ball in and you roll your knees back. Move the ball around until you find.
A tender point. For some people this is enough weight to get the tension onto the ball and feeling the tenderness. If you can’t find a tender point, you can increase the weight on the tennis ball. I do this by taking my foot onto my opposite knee and tipping. Sometimes I use my hands, cupping them over my knee and tipping right onto the ball, putting a little more weight onto the point. par The key with these tender points is that you need to stay on the point until the discomfort completely fades. If you come off the ball.
Before they have faded you can actually switch the points on and cause aggravation. If you feel the tenderness travel down your leg, that’s ok, just remember that that is a more chronic point that has been there longer. Stay on it until it completely fades. On average that will take from 20 seconds to two or three minutes for the more chronic points. par When the pain has completely gone, slowly roll off the tennis ball and move the tennis ball to another tender point. Find two or three tender points each side and remember to stay on them until they fade.
Completely.par To come off the ball, roll your knees away and come up onto all fours, don’t just sit straight up. This can be done every single day. This exercise is best to be done once you have been up a couple of hours. My preference is to do it after a hot bath or after a little exercise or at the end of the day when you will get a lot more out of it. You may be a little sore after the exercise.par Be careful not to push down too hard on the tennis ball as you can bruise your muscle.