Thursday, February 14, 2008

(Post # 62) The Role of Aerobic Exercise in Back Rehabilitation

It is well known that aerobic exercise is great for our cardiovascular system, but there is also a great amount of evidence supporting the role of aerobic exercise in rehabilitation of back pain and dysfunction(Juker at al., 1998).

Most of the studies done by Nutter 1988, McGill 1998, Suni 1998 and others show that:

1. Fast walking with arm swing is one of the best strategies to create endurance for the back muscles and therefore a great tool for rehabilitation and prevention of back pain and dysfunction.

2. Slow walk without arm swing tends to aggravate back pain and dysfunction.