Corrective Exercises to Prevent Low Back Pain

Low back pain affects a large number of people – including athletes. Many times this pain can end up preventing its sufferers from exercising and, when severe enough, performing their regular daily activities.

These exercises are designed to prevent low back pain by addressing hip mobility, thoracic spine mobility and core stability.

About Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCS

Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCSRoss enjoys working with people on the rehab side. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help patients decrease pain and improve the way they move and function. On the personal training training side, Ross enjoys seeing people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication in the way they train, the lifestyle changes they make at home, and the sense of pride they get when they move and feel better.

In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golfing, following Iowa athletics, and reading anything that involves training, rehab, and nutrition.

Tom P

Since joining Performance, I have made huge gains. The process of recovering from knee surgery has been much easier because of the expertise of the Performance staff in helping me get back to full strength. I would recommend this gym to anyone.*

About Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCS

Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCSRoss enjoys working with people on the rehab side. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help patients decrease pain and improve the way they move and function. On the personal training training side, Ross enjoys seeing people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication in the way they train, the lifestyle changes they make at home, and the sense of pride they get when they move and feel better.

In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golfing, following Iowa athletics, and reading anything that involves training, rehab, and nutrition.

Kim C

Performance Fitness Member

“I joined Performance and it has changed my life. Gone are the days when I dreaded trying on clothes at the store, Thanks to Performance, I feel like a super fit mom.”*

About Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCS

Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCSRoss enjoys working with people on the rehab side. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help patients decrease pain and improve the way they move and function. On the personal training training side, Ross enjoys seeing people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication in the way they train, the lifestyle changes they make at home, and the sense of pride they get when they move and feel better.

In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golfing, following Iowa athletics, and reading anything that involves training, rehab, and nutrition.

Seth D

Performance Fitness Member

Under the guidance of trainers, I have been able to decrease my 5K time from 28 minutes to under 20 minutes in just 2 years.  I have also lost 30 pounds while increasing strength, endurance and power.*

About Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCS

Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCSRoss enjoys working with people on the rehab side. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help patients decrease pain and improve the way they move and function. On the personal training training side, Ross enjoys seeing people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication in the way they train, the lifestyle changes they make at home, and the sense of pride they get when they move and feel better.

In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golfing, following Iowa athletics, and reading anything that involves training, rehab, and nutrition.

Connie R

Training over the last few years at Performance has been the best health decision I have ever made.  Leslie, my current trainer, keeps me on track to stay fit and strong, makes our sessions interesting and challenging, and is always positive, even when I have setbacks.*

About Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCS

Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCSRoss enjoys working with people on the rehab side. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help patients decrease pain and improve the way they move and function. On the personal training training side, Ross enjoys seeing people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication in the way they train, the lifestyle changes they make at home, and the sense of pride they get when they move and feel better.

In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golfing, following Iowa athletics, and reading anything that involves training, rehab, and nutrition.

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Barry C

Performance Fitness Member

“I am a competitive cyclist and have been in personal training at Performance for 6 years. The best part about the trainers is that they know our medical histories very well.  Leslie is great at modifying a training session specifically to each individual person’s limitations so as to avoid injury.”*

About Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCS

Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCSRoss enjoys working with people on the rehab side. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help patients decrease pain and improve the way they move and function. On the personal training training side, Ross enjoys seeing people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication in the way they train, the lifestyle changes they make at home, and the sense of pride they get when they move and feel better.

In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golfing, following Iowa athletics, and reading anything that involves training, rehab, and nutrition.

Pat S

Performance Fitness Member

“I’m retired and enjoy a full, active life. This is due, in no small part, to the time I spend at Performance. The group classes provide a great workout and lots of variety. Plus, a fun way to meet new friends!”*

About Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCS

Ross Petersen, DPT, CSCSRoss enjoys working with people on the rehab side. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help patients decrease pain and improve the way they move and function. On the personal training training side, Ross enjoys seeing people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication in the way they train, the lifestyle changes they make at home, and the sense of pride they get when they move and feel better.

In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golfing, following Iowa athletics, and reading anything that involves training, rehab, and nutrition.

*Results may vary