Advanced Information For Health Professionals Regarding:
Lower Back Pain (Lumbar Pain)
Muscular tightness in the lumbo-sacral region, causing pain.
The patient will complain of a dull ache and stiffness in the lumbar region. Standing for long periods or sitting in the same position
may worsen the pain.
Bilateral excess subtalar joint pronation internally rotates the tibial and femoral shafts which can lead to anterior tilt of the pelvis
and a forward shift of the body’s centre of gravity, resulting in increased lordotic curvature and compensatory muscular tightness of the
lumbo-sacral region. The upper body (Thoracic Region) commonly develops a secondary kyphotic curvature. Unilateral excess subtalar joint
pronation lowers the vertical distance of the foot to the ground, therefore creating a functional short leg, causing hip mal-alignment.
By reducing excess pronation orthotics control internal rotation of the tibial and femoral shafts, thereby limiting anterior pelvic tilt
and secondary muscular tightness of the lumbo-sacral region.
Additional treatment: Improve body posture: stand & walk up straight. For people in office jobs: sit with back straight and head up.
Spinal adjustment and soft tissue therapy by a qualified Practitioner.
• Strengthening of the abdominal muscles - ‘safe’ sit-ups (lift head and shoulders off the ground whilst keeping the neck straight and
eyes focused on ceiling)
• Press-ups: like push-ups, however the legs and pelvis stay flat on the ground
• Hamstring & lumbo-sacral stretches