June 27, 2010: Low back pain

Welcome to the official blog for Colin Hoobler's weekly NBC news segment, Oregonian column and "The Fitness Show" on PBS!

"Move in the Right direction" on KGW (NBC affiliate) Channel 8: Sunday morning news between 8:15am and 8:30am

This week, I'm going to address a key exercise for people with chronic low back pain while addressing all components of fitness: muscle strength, endurance, body composition and flexibility. To feel and look your best while treating and/or preventing disease, your fitness/rehabilitation program should address all these components regardless of your current health status! Progress slowly to get the amazing benefits of exercise without getting hurt.

If you are seeking to slim down while combatting disease, get professional help from a physical therapist (PT) as it is likely to be covered by insurance. Just make sure your PT is knowledgeable in exercise. Need help finding one in your area? Contact me at ch@chpt.org and I'll try to help!