Dr David Soodeen, a GP in Bristol and a qualified osteopath, demonstrates some basic techniques for patients with lower back pain.
This video looks at how to examine the gross and finer movements of the lumbar spine, some treatments and a series of exercises you can recommend for patients to do at home to strengthen their back.
Caution: If you feel someone has a neurological problem or deficit, or significant pathology, then these treatments should not be used.
Pulse’s clinical skills videos are intended as an educational resource for GPs and other healthcare professionals. The procedures outlined in the videos should not be attempted without appropriate training.
Osteopathy techniques: Lumbar spine