4 ROAD TRIP LEG STRETCHES to prevent BACK PAIN and STIFF HIPS. Back Pain Tips for Driving

Do you guys have any holiday plans? Are you traveling anywhere to gather with your family or do anything fun? Because I just came back from a hiking trip going through the Palo Duro Canyon, which is about 6-to-8-hour drive near Amarillo.

During that trip, I realized the importance of stopping regularly and taking regular resting breaks.

It makes a huge difference because the road was very bumpy that makes my back, my hips, and even my knees very sore. Just sitting there for a long time and not moving. Then the vibration of the car during the trip makes me feel very uncomfortable.

Fortunately, I know my Pilates moves, my gyro moves, and I took the potty breaks to use that time to stretch and move.

There are some stretches for the legs that's going to help you not only with the flexibility. Also the joints of the legs and even your back to move a little bit better. That helped me a lot and I didn't have any discomfort.

So, this is the message I would like to share with everyone. Whenever you're traveling home for holidays, make sure to take regular rest breaks, not only just for potty breaks, but really use that time to move. And your body is going to thank you later.

If you are more interested in doing pilates, we at CORE actually provide private training and group classes... opportunities to get you introduced to the exercise method. 

If you are interested in any of these options, our number is 512-215-4227.

I'm Dr. Andy Tseng, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and a pilates instructor as well at CORE. I along with our team of other pilates instructors will be more than happy to help you…

Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist at CORE Therapy and Pilates
Andy is passionate about providing a holistic approach to help people in Austin stay active and fit. He has a special interest in helping musicians perform more freely and comfortably. To better serve his patients, he acquired his manual therapy certification (MTC) through USAHS in 2018, and he is in the process of becoming a certified hand therapist. He also completed his Comprehensive Pilates and pre-/post-natal training through Core Pilates NYC, and became a certified classical Pilates instructor in 2019.