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Supported Bridge Pose for Back Pain


Updated November 02, 2009

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Supported Bridge Pose and Back Pain
While rehabbing an injury with exercise, it is best to work in a position that provides the most relief of symptoms. Once you have established yourself in the supported bridge pose, take a moment to notice if any of your symptoms are present. If so, stop the session and ask your doctor if the pose is appropriate for your particular condition. Once you get the okay, then you can come back.

Is Your Back Pain Acute or Chronic Today? It Makes a Difference.

To avoid re-injury, people with acute back pain or a flare-up may be better off waiting until the episode is over, before doing supported bridge pose. Discuss this with your doctor or medical care provider to be sure to remain safe and to avoid re-injury.

1 Kisner, Carolyn, M.S. P.T. and Colby, Lynn Allen, M.S. P.T. Therapeutic Exercise Foundations and Techniques. 4th ed. 2002. F.A. Davis Company. Philadelphia, PA.

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