Osteopath: The two very simple tricks you need to know to relieve hip and back pain in SECONDS after sitting at a desk
- Osteopath Brendon Talbot has shared two tricks that relieve back and hip pain
- The Canadian practitioner demonstrated both in a widely shared TikTok video
- Mr Talbot claims performing them will also improve your balance and strength
An osteopath has shared two simple tricks he claims can relieve back and hip pain in seconds – without seeing a doctor.
Brendon Talbot, a Canadian health practitioner who specializes in bone and muscle tissue, says you can instantly reduce tightness by sitting on the floor with your legs stretched straight in front of you, then opening and closing them while keeping them raised a few centimetres off the ground.
In a now-viral TikTok video, the osteopath also recommends lying on the floor with your legs pressed up against a wall, then bending them in before gently opening them as far as you can.
According to Mr Talbot, the stretches not only reduce pain, but also improve balance and strength across a wide range of activities including running, walking, squatting, and weight-lifting.
The medical expert warned that pelvic pain and stiffness can be aggravated by long hours sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Canadian osteopath Brendon Talbot (pictured) has shared two simple tricks he claims can relieve back and hip pain in seconds – without seeing a doctor
In a now-viral TikTok video, the osteopath recommends lying on the floor with your legs pressed up against a wall, then bending them in before gently opening them as far as you can
Mr Talbot’s simple tips, which have racked up 1 million views since they were uploaded on July 22, sparked hundreds of grateful responses from viewers who claim he has changed their lives.
‘Thank you for making this video, I need this! I have already added so many of your suggestions and they help me so much,’ one woman wrote.
Another added: ‘Oh my gosh I NEEDED these, can’t thank you enough!’
Mr Talbot (pictured) says you can instantly reduce tightness by sitting on the floor with your legs stretched straight in front of you, then opening and closing them while keeping them raised a few centimetres off the ground
Others joked they are so stiff they would never be able to perform the moves without breaking something.
‘I would get stuck on the floor if I had to do those,’ one man wrote, while a second said: ‘You might have to help me up after that.’
Earlier this month, the osteopath turned TikTok sensation wowed with a simple trick for improving ‘forward head posture’, which is when a person’s head naturally leans forward, putting pressure on the neck and restricting blood flow to the brain.
The risky posture is often exacerbated by the use of devices like computers and smartphones.
Mr Talbot (pictured) warns that ‘forward head’ posture can restrict blood flow to the brain, which results in a myriad of serious health issues such as anxiety, depression and insomnia
What is the function of the vagus nerve?
The vagus nerve carries an extensive range of signals from digestive system and organs to the brain and vice versa.
It is the longest and most complex of the brain’s 12 cranial nerves, extending from its origin in the brainstem through the neck and the chest down to the stomach.
The vagus nerve plays a role in the body’s most important functions, including breathing, speech, digestion and taste.
Mr Talbot says performing a ‘trapezius twist’ each time you stand up from sitting down can transform your health by repairing the vagus nerve.
He claims the move – which involves crossing your arms in front of your body and moving them from side-to-side, then over your head – changes muscle tone and opens the chest, leading to an instant change in breathing and posture.
Mr Talbot explained that restricted blood flow caused by bad posture can result in a myriad of serious health issues, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic fatigue.