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Hi. My name is Tricia Tringue, and I'm a Physical Therapist at Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And today, we are going to talk about exercises that we can do for pulled muscles of the back. You'll need the following materials. A table, bed or floor to lie on with a comfortable pillow and the knees propped up so that they are bent. Alright, the first exercise that we're going to be doing for the back is what we call a pelvic tilt. We're going to start by having patient breathe in through the nose and as you blow out, gently pressing the back in to the table, gently raising the tailbone, holding for three to five seconds while breathing and slowly relax. Good. This opens the spine and helps to reduced the strain and pressure on the back muscles. And relax. Now the next exercise to help take care of the strain from a pulled back muscle is to start with the previous exercise of the pelvic tilt where we're pressing the back in to the, gently in to the table and now bringing one knee to the chest. Utilizing the hands if necessary, to bring a nice slow stretch and then reaching for the other leg as well. With a nice slow stretch to the muscles of the back. Slowly lowering the legs one at a time, maintaining the back in contact with the table. Again, my name is Tricia Trinque with Seabreeze Physical Therapy, and these are exercises following pulled muscles of the back which should cause no pain or discomfort. Should you feel any pain or discomfort, please contact your Physical Therapist or Physician for further evaluation.