For physiotherapy by the highest rated Physios in Plymouth, come to Plym Physio

Office Exercises – Lower Back and Pelvis

Welcome to week 4 of Plym Physio’s Office Exercises blog. We are releasing a new exercise each week, try to do them at intervals through the day, little and often is best! Below you will find a video where Physiotherapist Nicola demonstrates how to perform this weeks exercise properly for maximum benefit.

Why is desk exercising important?
Many of us spend a majority of our day working at a desk, which brings it’s own issues in terms of physical health; stiffness, muscle aches, even stress and fatigue. By keeping moving you are stretching and using those muscles, keeping your joints supple and getting a bit of blood flowing!

Plym Physio has put together a series of exercises you can do whilst at your desk, as well as some challenges that you and your colleagues can have fun with! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to be energetic to be beneficial!

Week Four
Moving down the body now, we are looking at the lower back and pelvis. If you have access to a gym ball, try using that, but this can easily be done on your office chair too. In the video we have used a saddle chair for better visibility of the exercise.

Your sitting position is very important when you are sat down all day. Many of us have a tendency to slouch, and we don’t move our lower body as often as we do our upper body when we are sat at a desk. This can make us stiff, but you may not even notice any stiffness until you go to stand up. So here’s a good exercise to get that lower back and pelvis moving and loosening. Try to do it at regular intervals throughout the day, particularly if you have been sat down for a long time. Make yourself aware of your sitting position between exercises too, and try to prevent the dreaded ‘office chair slouch’!

Click on the ‘play’ button to view the video.


For More Information
Our blog section of the website contains other exercises and interesting info you may find useful. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to us regarding this or anything else physio related, visit our contact page.

Or, you can visit our Facebook page for special offers and clinic updates. Don’t forget to ‘like’ our page for notifications!

That’s all this week. Keep that lower back and pelvis moving and we will see you next week where we are going to look at using your core muscles whilst you are working!


Talk to our friendly team

Got a question? Want to know more about our treatments and classes? Or need to discuss a pain that you just can't get to go away?

Our team are ready to chat to you today to work out the best plan of action to get you back to full strength and fitness.

01752 656340

Message us today

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Copyright © Plym Physio Ltd | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Website by Respond