You’re only as old as your spine is flexible ~Joseph Pilates. Assisted Spine extension + rotation on the Pilates Chair:
This movement works your lower back muscles in a stabilizing fashion as your upper back (thoracic spine) rotates like a rotisserie chicken. In other words, you have to keep your low back and pelvis stable while moving your upper back (we call that “spine dissociation” in the rehab/Physical Therapy nerd world)!
Can you think of some sports or situations where you have to keep one part of your body relatively stable while another part moves? Golf, tennis, and pretty much everything! Seriously, good strength and mobility of your spine is important as we age and if we wanna keep doing the sports and activists we love without pain or stiffness limiting us!
Want to learn some exercises and techniques to bulletproof your back? Check out our workshop on Jan 18, 2020. It’s a great opportunity to work out with our head PT and there’s only one spot left, so grab it before it’s gone! Click the link to book. https://ironhorsept.janeapp.com/#/discipline/4/treatment/34