Once in the Starting Position (shown above), patients are encouraged to perform a series of exercises. These have been carefully developed from long experience to mobilise the facet joints of the spine and to reduce as required, back, neck, and hip pain.
When you first lie on the Backrack, you may have a stiff spine and pain/back spasms, because your spine is not accustomed to the pressure. There are no side-effects but your spine will react to the upward force of the nodules with your symptoms certainly improving over the space of about 5 days. You may feel sore the first few days.
In view of this predictable (and necessary) response, the spine needs to be decompressed in stages. To begin with, a low-moderate pressure will be sufficient to lengthen the spine (and provoke a reaction). However, as your spine adapts to the Backrack, you will need to increase the pressure, using more advanced techniques.
For this reason, we have designed a comprehensive range of movements, designed to increase the pressure in stages.
Spinal Backack – 3rd Basic Exercise – Backwards Tilt
The patient should start from the starting position, where you should be lying on the rack, with your knees bent touching the floor. At this stage the patient should lift the hip bone as high as they can, working with the gluten muscle alongside the abdominal area.
The backward tilt will increase the pressure on your neck and cervical area. You should therefore approach this exercise carefully. Do not hold the position for too long. It is better to hold the position for a short period of time, and to do a larger number of reps (or repetitions). Finally, remember to keep breathing throughout the exercise
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