SMR Lumbar Erectors Handheld Roller

The SMR Lumbar Erectors Handheld Roller exercise is an effective way to reduce tension in the lower back musculature without placing excess pressure on the lumbar spine from a foam roller.

  • From a standing position, hold the stick horizontally across the lumbar spine.
  • Apply pressure to one side so the roller is on the muscles to the one side of the spine (on the lumbar erectors, not the spine itself). 
  • Slowly roll up one side of the spine, staying relaxed. 
  • If you find a knot or tight spot, hold pressure for 30-90 seconds. 
  • Return to starting position and repeat on other side.