These exercises have been developed by the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) and are based on the latest evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of low back pain & chronic back-related leg pain. For people with low back pain we recommend the following exercises. Patients are encouraged to progress from level 1 exercises (easier) to level III (more difficult) as their symptoms ease and levels of discomfort decline.

All exercises should be performed in a comfortable range (minimal to no discomfort) and can be performed daily as needed. If you experience any increase in pain or symptoms as a result of these exercises, please consult with your doctor or chiropractor.

Low back mobility exercises (level 1)



Low back strengthening & motor control exercises (level 2a)



Low back stretching exercises (level 2b)



Low back strengthening exercises (level 3)