Non-Specific Low-Back Pain and Corrective Exercise Solutions

by Keith Chittenden, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
Personal Training Quarterly June 2021
Vol 8, Issue 1


For those dealing with clients who have back pain, this article focuses on non-specific low-back pain and potential exercise solutions for it.

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Keith Chittenden is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialistwith Distinction (CSCS,*D) and Tactical Strength and ConditioningFacilitator with ...

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