After my dad tried an extension on the exercise ball and promptly fell off, I knew back pain patients needed something with stability to help heal their core. I designed the Backbridge specifically to relieve core imbalance and subsequently back pain, as well as to increase flexibility and deep breathing by opening up the chest while correcting your posture.
The Backbridge helps to achieve a balanced core and therefore a sound body as a whole. I like to think of the Backbridge as Invisalign for your spine. It adds progressive extension to your body by gently fixing your spinal alignment and posture.
As we age, we lose the type of flexibility we enjoyed as children. And, indeed, because of their limberness, children can use all five levels of the Backbridge with absolutely no problems. By using the Backbridge, you can effectively rediscover the limberness that you had as a child in a healthy, productive way.
The Backbridge is therapeutic as well as diagnostic. It is therapeutic because it will help you feel better and diagnostic because it evaluates how tight your spine really is. The Backbridge is recommended by therapists to help correct postural imbalances in their patients and to alleviate aches and pains. Laying over the Backbridge for a just few minutes a day will:
1. Relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain
2. Help to correct and reverse years of postural imbalance
3. Improve flexibility
4. Improve breathing by opening the chest
To use the Backbridge properly, you must lie on it for two minutes in the morning and two minutes in the evening. Consistency is key. Slouching will occur daily, and counteracting this flexion must also be part of your daily routine.
For the Backbridge to be an effective tool in helping to ease your back pain, you must determine the best starting level for you and increase the levels as your body acclimates to each level. It doesn't matter where you start, it's how you progress to begin the healing process.
More details provided in my book Sit-Ups Are Stupid And Crunches Are Crap.