Thanks Adradne. I am concerned with clients who want to stretch out too often I.e. When the lumbar spine has been irritated and stretching is overused ( I suspect) to try and resolve the discomfort. My concern is that over stretching may further destabilize the lumbar and not add to the healing. Ie with use of ice or heat. As our clients do look to us for advice I want to suggest best practice that is both useful and safe.