Treating Back Pain effectively

Spiral seated exercise
The Spiral Hug
Spiral adjustment

Spiral Stabilization Exercises & Manual Therapy

Spiral Stabilization is a revolutionary exercise method invented by a Czech medical doctor, Dr Richard Smisek. The method has proven successful in Germany for over 20 years, where treatments are paid for through medical insurance.

Spiral Stabilization is highly effective, curative and preventative. It is an extremely versatile method and it can therefore be used by anyone who wishes to improve their posture, treat back pain, prevent injuries, maintain good health and well-being or to improve sports conditioning.

Spiral Stabilization effectively and permanently treats spinal disorders and disorders in the main joints. More specifically, it treats back, neck, shoulder and hip pain, chronic pain, sciatica, disc herniation, scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis, headaches, migraines, flat feet, hallux valgus, back pain in pregnancy and other conditions. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that achieves lasting results, especially for clients with disc herniation and scoliosis.

The method is suitable for children, adults, the elderly and athletes. Simple exercises can be comfortably performed at home or under the supervision of your therapist.

ref: Spiral Stabilization UK website

Your Spiral Stabilization therapist will guide you through specialised resistance-based exercises and supported stretching therapy for relief of back, joint and hip pain. The Spiral Therapist stretches their client’s overworked muscles to support correct postural alignment.

Spiral stabilization exercises help improve your posture and body alignment, foot arch, balance and flexibility through tailored 10-15 minutes daily exercise programmes.

Spiral exercises and manual therapy can also help those who suffer from chest related conditions such as asthma.

Spiral Stabilization Stretching Therapy
Spiral seated exercise
The Spiral Hug
Spiral adjustment

"I can trust my body again"

"I received a diagnosis of severe osteoporosis after sustaining several fractures in my spine which left me with serious mobility issues and musculoskeletal pain. I had made some progress through physio rehab and then a friend kindly introduced me to Spiral Stabilization sessions with Françoise at the Chi Zone.

After having the first session, I was already walking better and felt more upright. By practising the exercises religiously at home in between sessions I have managed to build up and maintain a level of strength and flexibility in my body which has given me a sense of freedom and resilience I haven’t felt in a long time. My balance has improved and I feel I can trust my body again. I am convinced that these sessions have made the real difference in my recovery.

Through these postural exercises I have even gained back some height as due to the compression fractures in my spine I had lost a number of inches/centimetres.

Françoise emanates care and positivity and pays so much attention to you as an individual tailoring the programme/protocol to meet your individual needs.  She ensures that the body is positioned correctly at all times so that the exercises can be practised safely at home. Through the energy work that Francoise provides alongside the postural exercises, I have also noticed that my energy levels and clarity of mind have improved giving me a renewed sense of vitality.

Spiral Stabilisation is the light at the end of the tunnel I so desperately needed but at the time didn’t know existed. This is important work that The Chi Zone is doing and I wholeheartedly recommend it. I am very grateful to my friend for the introduction to Spiral Stabilization and the Chi Zone and to Françoise for all her help and support.

I believe that even if you haven’t been diagnosed with a health problem that you would benefit tremendously from having these sessions. We don’t know how much better/how well we are able to feel until we feel it/experience it."


Effective Treatment & Prevention

Spiral Stabilization exercises and manual therapy are used for treatment of back pain including non-surgical treatment of disc herniation, treatment of failed back surgery syndrome and to help stabilise the gait after hip joint surgery. It is also used by athletes to enhance performance and mobilise muscle synergies. 

Muscle chain training (Spiral Stabilization exercises) allows for the treatment and prevention of:

  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Complications after spinal surgery
  • Hip, knee and shoulder joint disorders
  • Lordosis, kyphosis
  • Flat feet, hallux valgus
  • Headaches, migraines, dizziness
  • Asthma
  • Back pain in pregnancy
  • Other conditions including Ankylosing Spondylitis and Osteoporosis without pathological fracture – click here for a comprehensive listing on the official UK Spiral Stabilization website.

Spiral Stabilization re-trains the physical body and its muscular structure to work more fluidly and as nature intended. It can be very effective for relieving back pain both pre- and post-disc operation as well as improving overall postural imbalances.

The function of muscle chains can be used in treatment of disc herniation, complications after spine surgery, scoliosis and joint disfunctions – in hip, knee, ankle and shoulder joint. In all mentioned diagnoses, stabilising the body with the spiral muscle chains allows the treatment to be more effective than traditionally used procedures.

Spiral Stabilization exercises and manual therapy can also help prevent de-generation of conditions for those with postural issues and replacement joints.


“Thank you for teaching me the Spiral exercises. Over the last couple of months they have strengthened my back and enabled me to move more freely without having to take pain killers. I can see how important it is to do the exercises daily and regularly to reap the benefits.



MRI Scan

Benefits of Spiral Stabilization method include:

  • Non-surgical
  • Curative and preventative
  • Affordable and effective
  • Easy to learn exercises
  • Light and portable exercise equipment
  • Aids back pain relief
  • Aids joint pain relief
  • Restores movement in the joints
  • Promotes spine regeneration and decompression
  • Creates muscle corset, relieving pressure on the intervertebral discs and joints
  • Aligns the spine into a central body axis
  • Corrects muscle imbalances
  • Strengthens weak muscles
  • Improves flexibility
  • Supports correct posture
  • Re-establishes the loss of natural movement
  • Develops natural coordination and balance
  • Ensures stability during rest but mainly during movement
Treatment of back pain

Build a Healthy Spine

Spiral Stabilization exercises and manual therapy build a healthy spine by releasing tightness in the spine and vertical muscle chains. It also strengthens weaknesses and encourages activity in the spiral muscle chains. It is an effective preventative health programme for all ages, including children and athletes. It is suitable during all stages of pregnancy subject to exercise modification.

Your therapist will recommend a personalised exercise programme to be practiced 1-2 times per day for 10-15 minutes, using the elasticated exercise cord. The frequency and duration of this daily programme may vary depending on your current health condition.

Variations of exercises

Spiral Stabilization Exercises

We focus on synchronising muscle action from the head to the foot.

Releasing compression of the spine by elongating the spine and strengthening the abdominal muscles is one of the keys to good back, hip and knee health. These gentle yet increasingly powerful exercises use the specially designed elasticated cord to help us reactivate muscle chains throughout the whole body.

Strengthening these muscle chains helps with the activation of the foot arch which affects our balance and mobility.

Daily exercise for just 10-15 minutes can realign the body and reactivate the correct co-ordination of the body’s muscles. The exercises can be comfortably performed at home or under the supervision of your therapist, either seated or standing.

The manual stretching of tight muscles by the therapist (as shown in photo) whilst the client is doing Spiral exercises can speed progression to correct posture and body alignment.

This supportive stretching enables a greater release of tension in overworked muscles and guides the body to strengthen its weaker muscles.

With the support of professional guidance and training to develop the strength and co-ordination of muscles throughout the body, back pain and joint pain can become a memory of the past.

Spiral during pregnancy

As well as those with acute disc prolapses and scoliosis. Spiral is suitable for children from the age of 5 years, adults, the elderly, athletes and during pregnancy.

Improved Posture, Mobility & Back Pain Relief

“Having suffered with lower back pain for some years and trying to find a treatment which would help me has been a real problem until I discovered The Chi Zone.

Apart from attending their park flow sessions in Dorchester and thoroughly enjoying and benefitting from being outside and surrounded by wildlife in an uplifting environment I also discovered they offer Spiral Stabilization.

Curious to find out more I booked myself in for 5 sessions with Françoise. I cannot recommend this treatment enough, it has done wonders for my back, each day I see and feel an improvement with my mobility and posture and definitely less pain in the lower back.

I have been given a set of exercises to do and I really look forward to doing them usually twice a day as I know it is doing me good and giving me relief. Françoise is very knowledgeable and adapts the exercises to suit me. I also receive as part of the session chi acupressure and in a session where I mentioned I could feel a slight pain in the right side of my back Françoise worked on the area doing chi acupressure and it was like a miracle. I got off the couch and the pain had vanished. I can honestly say that Spiral Stabilization  has been so beneficial, the results have been great and I will continue to enjoy doing my exercises as the whole body gains from the stretching and improved posture. Thank you very much.”



Book in with either Incheol or Françoise, qualified Spiral Stabilization Therapists at The Chi Zone. Home visits also available in the Dorchester and Weymouth areas – please ask for availability.

1st Consultation £75

Follow-up sessions £65

5 Session Package £295 (SAVE £40)

An exercise cord (£25) will be available for purchase at the end of your consultation.


Click here to read more about the Spiral Stablization method on the official UK website.

Thank you to to the Spiral Stabilization rehabilitation clinic in Prague for the provision of some of the images on this page.

Françoise & Incheol

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