Spinal Backrack – 1st Basic Exercise – Starting position & Single Leg Raise


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 Backrack – 1st Basic Exercise – Starting position & Single Leg Raise

Spinal Backrack - 1 Basic Exercise - Starting position & Single Leg Raise
Spinal Backrack - 1 Basic Exercise -  Starting position & Single Leg Raise


Starting position & Single Leg Raise (this deals with the Lumbar area) suitable for conditions such as bulging discs, any back pain, no impeding sciatic nerve.

In this first exercise the patient needs to start from the starting position, where you should be lying on the rack, with your knees bent touching the floor and you spine resting in the central channel.

You should be lying in a central position with the wooden nodules running down either side of your spine When you feel comfortable with the starting position, bring up one of your legs towards your chest.

This will shift the weight of your leg over the corresponding side of your lower spine, increasing the amount of pressure in this region. It will also help to stretch your hamstring muscle: this runs down the back of your upper leg.

After holding this position for a short period of time (perhaps 30 seconds), return your leg to the floor and raise the other leg. You can repeat the exercise with the other leg.

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