Hi, I'm Natalie, and today Veritas Health is going to bring you a dynamic warm-up for running with low back pain.

Dynamic warm-ups are a great way to protect your back before you go out for a run. When doing these exercises, you should keep them light and stretchy and not move into any pain. If this worsens your pain, please stop and consult with your medical provider.

Put your hands on a stable surface like a wall or a chair, and we're going to do some hip swings. Scoot your feet back a little bit and start by swinging one leg forward and back. You may feel a light stretch through the leg as you move it back and forth, and that's okay as long as it's not painful.

Then work into a different plane of motion. Start wide and swing across.

You can do about two sets of ten of those each direction, on each side. The next one I'm going to show you guys is a dynamic stretch for the front of your thigh and quad.

Put your hands on a stable surface and put your leg behind you. You're going to sink down into a backwards lunge until you feel a gentle stretch through your thigh and quad muscle.

You're going to do pressure on, pressure off, just working at a pain-free range of motion.

You can work up to doing this twice for sets of ten on each side. To learn more about low back pain, please visit us at Spine-health, and be sure to subscribe to our channel for more videos like this one.

Thank you for watching.

Dr. Natalie Ullrich is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and sports medicine at Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists. She is passionate about treating each individual as a whole.