Hook-lying combo exercise video

During your recovery period, it is important that you build stabilizing muscles around your spine to promote good spine health and strength. Your core muscles are designed to help take some of the body’s weight off the spine and add additional support and strength to prevent developing degenerative spine conditions. After surgery, one of your top priorities should be to rebuild your core muscles so you can heal properly and help prevent any future spine damage.

A great exercise for postoperative recovery is the hook-lying combination. To do this exercise, begin on your back with your knees bent and separated about shoulder width apart. This will take a bit of coordination, so be sure to begin slowly as you adjust back into daily exercise.

Squeezing your stomach muscles, lift both your right arm and your left leg. Only lift as far as feels comfortable to you. We recommend starting with about 3 to 5 inches off the ground. Hold for a moment, and release to the ground. Repeat with the other arm and leg.

This exercise builds your core muscles as well as adds flexibility and mobility to a recovering lower back.
Remember, if you feel additional pain while performing any of these actions, stop immediately and call our Physical Therapist Consultant at 1-866-362-7574, ext. 120770. for further direction. A little soreness is to be expected when you first begin exercising after surgery, but listen to your body to avoid overexercising and muscle strain.

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

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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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