Back in Walking


The back normally moves into extension and side bending when walking. Usually, the movement is automatically controlled close to zone 1 and zone 2.

With pain and/or reduced movement control, the degree of movement may increase to one or both sides.

Increased movement with lack of control may provide an ongoing source of irritation if the movement reaches and extends into areas of impairment.

eg. a weak and painful hip may make it difficult to control a level pelvis.

Position of the pelvis and back with walking

Position of the pelvis and back with walking

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With a significant impairment into extension, walking may become painful.

A movement circle showing walking with discomfort

Walking with Discomfort