Treatment For Back Pain For Seniors And The Elderly

Pelvic Tilt

Treatment for back pain exercises for seniors and the elderly involves beginning a sensible fitness program including safe and effective exercises like the pelvic tilt.

This is a fundamental  movement used to increase the range of motion and flexibility of the pelvic region. This exercise and be performed either sitting or standing.

Lying down allows your whole body to relax and your hips to feel the ground for better execution of the move.Just think of pressing your back into the floor or bed. Incorporate your breathing and away you go!

Purpose of this exercise

To stretch the lower back and hip muscles. This is a great exercise for tired or sore backs after a long day of walking!

Step 1

Lie down on your bed or floor with knees bent.


Step 2

Tighten your abdominal muscles and begin to press your lower back into the bed or floor.Pause, then relax and repeat 10 times.



Exhale during the backward tilt movement phase.Inhale during the relaxation movement phase.


Keep breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Try placing your hands on your hips, then tilt your pelvis backward.

Take it up a notch

Combine the alternating arm raise with the pelvic tilt for a more stabilizing exercise. As you raise your arm up, press your spine into the floor.

How to do the Pelvic Tilt

How to do the Pelvic Tilt

More Back and Trunk Exercises

1. Eccentric Straight Leg Raise

2. Bent Knee Raise

3. Curl Ups

4. Cat and Camel

5. Back Extension

6. Leg Extensions

7. Bridging

8. Pelvic Tilt

9. Sit Backs

10. Arm Raises On Back

11. Arm Raises On Knees

12. Hip Flexion

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