Stretching method for preventing or relieving lower back pain

  • US 5,772,612 A
  • Filed: 06/17/1996
  • Issued: 06/30/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/17/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for relieving and preventing lower back pains, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing a device for simultaneously stretching and lifting a user'"'"'s lower back, the device including;

    (i) a frame including an upper cross frame member extending substantially horizontally, said frame having a lower end for contacting the ground and serving as a fulcrum; and

    (ii) a foot rest member mounted to said frame at a point intermediate said upper cross frame member and said lower end;

    (b) lying with the user'"'"'s back on the ground;

    (c) holding said device so that said lower end is on the ground while said upper cross frame member is elevated relative to the ground;

    (d) placing the user'"'"'s legs over said device so that the user'"'"'s feet rest on said foot rest member while the back of the user'"'"'s knees rests substantially on said upper cross frame member; and

    (e) rocking said device back and forth about said lower end of said frame by periodically pushing on said foot rest member so as to simultaneously lift and stretch the user'"'"'s lower back.

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