MacKenzie Miller & Matt Stevens's "Lower Back Pain Relief" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

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About the Series

Whether you feel pain, are recovering from injury, or simply want to move better, this six-week program gives you the tools to move the best that you can in your day-to-day life.

Matt and MacKenzie combine their years of experience to teach you low-impact and highly-effective movements to release back tension, improve spine/lumbar mobility, and build strength and stability across your entire midline.

Matt earned his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2010, and has helped countless clients at his PT facility near Cleveland, Ohio. MacKenzie is a certified personal trainer, whose passion centers on functional movement and mobility.

During the initial two weeks of the program, the focus is restoring movement and soft tissue of the lumbar spine. You will be guided through therapeutic exercises, yoga-based stretches, and myofascial release techniques that use therapy balls and/or a foam roller. There are modifications within this work to accommodate all skill levels and address any pain you may be experiencing.

As we move into weeks 3 and 4, we build the foundations of a healthy spine and strong core. We will strengthen neutral positions and work to more dynamic and functional movements. You’ll learn a variety of progressions that utilize physioballs and other therapy equipment. These weeks emphasize improving motor control and proper activation of muscles in lumbar spine.
 
The goal of weeks 5 and 6 are to introduce functional movement patterns such as weighted squat and deadlifts, and rotational and anti-rotational strengthening. Be prepared to explore movements that may be outside of your norm and feel muscles you haven’t felt before. 

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instructors Instructor profiles

Work hard, find softness. MacKenzie Miller will leave you feeling as if you have flirted with gravity and laughed with the divine. Students are instantaneously transported away from the hustle of their daily lives, allowing their mat to be an arena reserved for cultivating inner peace.

MacKenzie is a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. Her teaching combines thorough understanding of alignment and anatomy with the joy of balance and movement. She engages deeply with her students and her classes are thoughtfully sequenced, creating a safe space to have fun and explore, work hard yet find softness.

No aspect of the modern practice experience is left untouched. All will leave energized, grinning and humming at the end.

Matt Stevens graduated from Walsh University in 2010 with a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. For his undergraduate studies in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, he attended Baldwin-Wallace College.

His clinical expertise includes outpatient orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, and sports injuries. His post-graduate studies focused on manual therapy of the spine and extremities including Maitland and McKenzie techniques, and diagnosis of shoulder pathology in throwing athletes. He broadened his scope of practice by becoming certified in Thai Massage in 2014. In 2015, he founded Pure Physio in Strongsville, Ohio to provide the community and Greater Cleveland area with the most innovative rehabilitation services.

Matt’s ongoing commitment to education and training ensure that his patients receive the most current and effective treatments, including hands-on manual therapy, dry needling, and corrective exercise. When Matt is not treating patients, he enjoys training for triathlons, cycling, crossfitting, water skiing, and practicing yoga.

Total Run Time

Duration
3 hr 44 min
(5 Videos)

Difficulty

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Difficulty & Intensity Guide

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Classes

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    This is a preview of Matt and MacKenzie's "Lower Back Pain" plan.
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    Welcome to Lower Back Pain Relief!
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    Welcome to Day 1! Today we are starting off with soft tissue restoration. Get ready to release tension.
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    Day 2 is all about movement. After restoring tissue, movement is key. We will work the spine through all ranges of motion. This class will build our foundation of strength ...
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    We encourage you on the road to rehab and being pain free to take it slow especially at the beginning. Rest days are a crucial part of not overdoing it.
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    This video is one of the most important throughout the series. Tissue restoration is a self massage. Who doesn't want more massages in their life? You will see this video r...
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    Day 5 we get back into movement restoration. We will continue to practice moving the spine mindfully through flexion and extension. Your whole posterior chain, the back s...
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    Today is a rest day!
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    These exercises may seem simple in nature, but they are the foundation of core strength.
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    Welcome to week 2! It's time to check in with what areas around your spine could use a little TLC. Let's roll.
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    Repetition is key to building strength, which is why you'll see this class repeat multiple times within the first few weeks. Enjoy getting familiar with these PT exercises.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Our bodies are meant to move, so let's show them the way. Let's get going!
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    As we near the end of week 2, remember that listening to your body is always most important.
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    We've reached Day 13! We hope are are noticing a difference in the sensation while restoring your tissue.
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    Day 14 is the first day we incorporate neutral core strength. A lot of the movements will feel familiar, but we will provide slightly more challenging variations to start ...
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    We are starting week three off with a rest day! After all of the core strengthening work you've done, you deserve some rest.
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    Day 16 we are back to movement restoration. These videos are a great way to check in with how you're feeling in your body. Move mindfully as a way to prepare your body fo...
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    Hopefully you took advantage of your rest day and yesterday's movement restoration and are ready to fire up your core! Remember that quality is always more important than q...
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    Our backs support us day in and day out, so it's only fair we give them a little love in return.
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    Time for more strength work. These variations should be feeling easier since you've now repeated this video a couple of times.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    As we work our way into week 3 you should feel a difference in your mobility (strength within your range of motion) and core strength.
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    Now that you’re building up core strength, let’s add in some dynamic movement.
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    At this point in the program, we begin doing strength workouts back to back. This is because you've build a strong foundation over the past several weeks, and we now gradua...
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    Today is a rest day!
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    It's Day 25! Today's workout is Tissue Restoration. By now, this workout should be your check-in. How are you feeling? What needs a little extra attention? TLC?
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    Let's challenge your single-leg strength and core strength today. Protecting and creating safety around the lumbar spine is all about the glutes and core. Let's begin!
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    Welcome to Day 27! This new video is all about connecting to your core and glutes. It's packed with so many great functional movements.
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    Today is a rest day!
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    Day 29 is your second time experiencing the Dynamic Core exercises! These exercises are about replicating real life scenarios. We'll test your muscles while extending the a...
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    Chances are you might be a little sore after yesterday's Dynamic Core video, so nothing better to release that soreness than some myofacsial release. Enjoy your active rec...
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    Get ready for your core to be tested during these functional movements.
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    Today should feel like an enjoyable active rest day between your Functional Strength and Dynamic Core workouts. Feel proud of how far you've come in this plan!
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    Think back to when you first did these dynamic core exercises – hopefully you're starting to feel more confident and stable in your ability to support and protect your low ...
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    Today is a rest day!
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    As we begin the last week of this program remember that you are your best instructor. To increase the difficulty of these exercises you can always choke in on your resista...
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    Take a moment to reflect back to the beginning of this plan! How different does this workout feel now verses Day 1?
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    Have you started to feel like your physioball is your best friend? Props help add stress and resistance for your muscles. We often think of stress as bad, but this kind of...
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    Day 38 means you're nearing the end!? Today we'll be working your Functional Core Strength with resistance band work, so grab your band and let's start!
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    Today is a rest day!
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    The next three days we will be asking a lot of you physically, but know that you're ready! Trust in the process and what your body tells you, and keep up the great work!
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    Be proud of yourself! You've made it to the second to last day. By now your tool belt should be full of different ways you can mobilize, stabilize, and strengthen your low...
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    Congratulations you made it to Day 42. Though this plan may be done, your work surely isn't!