Lower Back Pain
This occurs with poor running technique, tight hip flexors, hamstrings or gluts. Other possibilities include a poor stretching routine or over training.
What can you do?
Stretch and release with the use of a massage ball or foam roller on the hips, lower back and hamstrings.
Reduce running drills during practice.
X rays may be needed in adolescent teens if muscle spasms become more frequent.
What can MyPhysio do?
Do graduated myofascial releases to reduce discomfort vs aggressive massage which may aggravate pain in the lower back and legs.
Check the spine for possible scoliosis or muscle imbalances.
Teach basic core stability principals (see Core Alpha: Spine), improve lower body and spinal mobility/strength to improve jumping and cutting on the court.