Do you want to exercise? Or do you want to exercise?
Exercising by climbing may be superior in benefit and fun! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is
always on the lookout for a new approach to exercise that may entice our
La Grande back pain patients to get moving! The latest research
documented idea is climbing. What do you think of it?
Climbing promotes core strength and trunk mobility just by
its very action. Climbing’s continuous changes in dynamic and isometric
contractions encourage core strength and trunk mobility. (1) Therapeutic
climbing even increases muscular strength and perceived physical and mental
well-being. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows that the mind is powerful, so if it
thinks the body’s actions are helping the body be stronger, all the better!
To feed the mind more, a few studies draw attention to the benefits of
therapeutic climbing. In one, researchers report that therapeutic climbing is
equivalent and partly superior to standard exercise therapy for patients with
chronic low back pain. (2) It is effective at activating and improving the
function of the lumbar muscles and positively affects the lumbar spine stabilization.
How does it do this? Therapeutic climbing concentrates on the movement of the
shoulder joint stabilizer muscles which may well lessen the load on the spine
and thereby enhance the superficial muscle and stabilize the trunk. (3)
Efficient! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows several La Grande chiropractic
patients who appreciate efficiency!
Finally, climbing may be an effective and low-cost therapy
option for people with chronic low back pain. (4) Who in La Grande
doesn’t appreciate low cost and effective? Climbing may offer pain reduction and
a better quality of life. Its muscle training also has the potential to improve
posture, perception of the trunk midline, and muscle control. Climbing may even
entice the most reticent low back pain patient to keep exercising via climbing
than doing more traditional physical therapy type exercises on the floor. (4)
That’s all good in Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC’s book!
Now, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows that doing the routine stabilization exercises just don’t
excite all of our La Grande chiropractic patients. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
gets it! But we are not saying to abandon them altogether. Consider mixing up
your exercise routine with some climbing on occasion. Talk with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
first before stepping out and setting up your own climbing routine!
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today to discuss your back pain and possibly adding climbing to
your back strengthening routine.