It’s not easy getting patients to bend properly, who often have ingrained habits and negative expectations about bending forward. Touching your toes should be an enjoyable thing to do, not a struggle.
Preventing spinal pain is not just about having a healthy and strong back, though that is important.
Nor is it just about avoiding certain activities, though this does sometimes help.
Actually, It’s as much about correct movement.
Especially, the ability to bend forward in a way that recruits the back of the body and not the front, and in a way that re-learns some old but forgotten patterns of movement we all used to have.
Before we got older, had injuries, sat for a living…
See this excellent Dan John video below and also this article by Erik Garnas.