#457 – The Log Roll


Image courtesy of Vivek Chugh.

Post hip replacement, whenever I wanted to roll over, or get out of bed, it was mandatory to place a pillow between your legs, then do a log roll.

It’s just as it sounds, except that you are the log. In one fluid movement, keeping your body as straight as possible, roll to your right or left, just like a log that is set in motion. Be the log. 🙂 (That reminds me of a professor I had in university, but that’s another story for another day.)

This move has come in handy, upon more than one occasion.

If you’re going for surgery, or have back pain, I suggest that you work on this manoeuvre.


4 Comments to “#457 – The Log Roll”

  1. How interesting… I remember many years ago, when I was pregnant with each of my two children, being told to sleep with a pillow between my legs so as to offer support for my lower back. I never heard of using the pillow as an aide for getting out of bed. I love the the log roll metaphor 🙂

  2. Did someone mention wood? Travel gently…

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