I know you know how to brush your teeth, twice a day plus flossing right? Sounds so simple, but brushing your teeth comfortably may be a different thing all together for those with back pain.
The movement of bending over the sink for someone who has back pain may be a difficult endeavor. So I would like to take you through a movement sequence that may make brushing your teeth strain-free.
The Aston concept of sequencing your movement can change the feel of actions by breaking them down into their steps. Making the bigger action more manageable.
The next time you go to brush your teeth, rather than just hunching over the sink in one motion, try this:
Step close to the sink with one foot and push off your back foot to come forward, hinge at your hips, and place your free hand on the sink. Use your hand for support and bend over the sink. Hinging at your hips first and then rounding your back, provides better support as you sip water or rinse your mouth. Use the hand already on the sink to push off and come back standing.
Another simple tip is to use a glass to get the water closer to your mouth, this allows you to hardly bend at all.
Breaking down the simple everyday task of brushing your teeth is a great example of how Aston-Kinetics ® can make a functional difference in your life.