Abdominal Bracing Exercise Videos

Abdominal bracing is an important part of your recovery from surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Strengthening your lower back, as well as your core, this low-impact exercise uses muscle and involves little strain—making it a perfect postsurgical exercise.

You can incorporate this technique into your other activities. This exercise will make you more aware of your breathing and strength, as well as increase support for your spine as you perform daily tasks postoperatively.

Lying on your back, bend your knees and contract your stomach muscles. This creates tension in the abdomen, strengthening the core muscles of the spine.

We recommend performing diaphragmatic breathing during this exercise.