Tests and treatments

Exercises - lower back level 2

Leg muscles

Leg muscles

Side lying leg lift


Forward lunge

Side lunge


  • Do these exercises as tolerated within your pain threshold. You may be able to make small movements without feeling pain. After several repetitions, you will feel more relaxed and will be able to move more.
  • Do each exercise 30 times at a relaxed pace.
  • Keep breathing calmly and relax.

Hip mobilisation

Standing hollow back/arched back

Hands and knees hollow back/arched back

Loosening up your back on the ball

Loosening up your back while lying on your back

Nerve flossing



Complete each exercise in three sets of ten repetitions.

  • Each exercise should be performed without it causing pain.
  • Keep your back in a neutral position, unless you have been told that your pelvis should tilt.
  • Tighten your core abdominal muscles before you perform each exercise. Relax these muscles only after you have finished the exercise.

Roll the ball forward

Bridging - one leg extended

Bridging on the ball - arms crossed

Abdominal exercises - lying toe touch

Forward plank

Side plank with knee support

Lifting trunk on the ball


Leg and arm movements while sitting on the ball


  • Hold three times for 20 seconds. Do not bounce.
  • Keep breathing calmly and relax.
  • These are intended to stretch the muscles, without causing pain.
  • Hold your back in a neutral position.



Deep glutes

Hip flexors


Back and side muscles

Latest publication date: 22/12/2023