Spinal Hygiene Exercises, AKA Spinal Flossing
“Spinal flossing,” as described by the University of Washington women’s rowing coach, Yaz Farooq, is the best way to describe the chiropractic based spinal hygiene exercise. Just like we have all learned to brush our teeth each day for great dental self-care, we should also be moving our bodies for great spinal self-care. These basic spine exercises keep your back, neck and body going for gold medal health, whether you are an elite rower or not.
Exercises with Years of Experience
The team at Cummins Chiropractic & Wellness has taught these exercises to thousands of people over the last decade. In a focus on self-care and what we each can do individually to keep our spine and nervous systems healthy, these exercises hit home in a safe and time effective manner.
Spinal hygiene exercises are a great fit for kids, youth, adults, and the elderly and can easily be modified if necessary. As always, before attempting any of the activities illustrated on this site, please check with your health care practitioner to make sure that the exercises are appropriate for you.
Straighten Up America, the founding program to launch and promote these wonderful exercises, shares the why behind why we need spinal flossing. “Increasingly in this technological age, individuals are experiencing greater levels of spinal discomfort and disability related to stress and poor posture. Many people commonly work and play in cramped, awkward, slouched postures. The resulting pandemic of work and recreation-related chronic spinal disorders compromises the quality of our lives. Every year spinal disorders and back pain result in expenditures and losses of billions of dollars related to health care fees and diminished individual income and productivity.” says Straighten Up America. Our heartfelt thanks to the team at Life University whom have compiled this amazing resource!
Watch and Learn How to Spinal Floss
Print Out Your Own Copy
Many of our patients find it helpful to have a printed version of the exercises. Here’s our Cummins Chiropractic version of both the basic exercises and the kids version:
Spinal Hygiene Exercises home printout from Cummins Chiropractic & Wellness daily spinal exercises 4
Spinal Hygiene Exercises home printout for children from Cummins Chiropractic & Wellness Straighten UP for kids w Cummins Chiro