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, feet flat about hip width apart.
Tighten your buttock muscles by squeezing them. Hold three seconds and then relax.
Remember, you shouldn’t tighten your lower back or legs. Only engage the muscles in your buttocks. You are not tightening the muscles so much that you are lifting your hips off the bed.
Repeat gluteal sets 10 times. You should do this exercise one to two times per day.
The Laser Spine Institute Exercise Video Series, including all functional activities, post-surgical exercises and descriptions were designed specifically for Laser Spine Institute patients only. If you have not been prescribed these exercises, you should contact your physician before starting this or any exercise program. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Risks include, but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting and disorders of heart beat. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult your surgeon's liaison or physician.