5/15/2009 7:06:42 PM
| I would talk to your physiotherapist about your limitations and what exercises you should perform to prevent further injury to your back. I fractured my coccyx in 1995 while using one of those stupid aerobic rider machines called the "E-Force", where my feet slipped off the slick foot bars, my legs flew up, and 260 lbs of me hit the adjustment knob on my coccyx. I've had problems ever since, and found out I have arthritis there too. Lower back pain is always with me, but my doctor advised me to do core strengthening exercises (I do "Abs of Steel") to keep my core strong which strengthens the abs, the obliques, and the back. I also do squats and straight leg deadlifts with hand held dumbells to help strengthen my glutes and lower back. |
There are good abdominal exercises on YouTube; my personal favorite is from a guy whose nickname is "geta6pack". But as far as the exercises with weight training, you should probably talk to your PT first.