Bridging Exercise Videos

The bridging exercise is an important part of your recovery at Laser Spine Institute. This exercise will assist in adding strength and flexibility to the lumbar region of your spine.

Begin this exercise by lying on your back, with your knees bent and hip width apart.

Squeezing your stomach and hip muscles, lift your lower back off the surface one vertebra at a time. Only lift your body as far as it feels comfortable, making sure that your knees remain hip width apart.

This should be done five to 10 times per session, two to three times a day.

Level 1

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Breathing correctly is essential to your recovery. It teaches you how to slow down, and it helps you become more aware of decreasing tension as you move.

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Abdominal Bracing

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...

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Shoulder Press

The shoulder press exercise strengthens the muscles that support your neck and upper back. By doing the shoulder press, you can help reduce pain, engage important postural muscles and improve...

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Gluteal Sets

The gluteal sets exercise can help strengthen your lower back and build muscles to help support your spine. To do gluteal sets, start by lying on your back with your knees bent...

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Level 2

Hook-lying Alt Arms

The hook-lying alternate arms exercise builds essential muscle to help strengthen your entire back, as well as your abdominals. To do this exercise, start by lying on your back...

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Hook-lying Alt Legs

The hook-lying alternate legs exercise builds essential muscles to help strengthen your lower back and abdominal muscles. To do this exercise, start by lying on your back with your knees bent...

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Hook-lying Combo

The hook-lying combination exercise is an important part of you postoperative recovery. Building muscle strength is instrumental in getting back to completing the daily activities that you love.

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Bridging

The bridging exercise is an important part of your recovery at Laser Spine Institute. This exercise will assist in adding strength and flexibility to the lumbar region of your spine.

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Supine Sciatic/Tibial Glides

The supine sciatic and tibial glides exercises stretch your hamstrings and your ankles. They also assist in improving the sliding and gliding action of your nerves and muscle tissues when you move throughout the day.

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