“But which is the best type of exercise?“
Whichever one the person will stick to.
We don’t force people to do what a clinician thinks they should do. Because there are so many different factors involved in creating and maintaining pain this is naive.
We allow them to choose what they want to be able to do. Because if they choose, they’re more likely to stick to it.
Your job is to coach them to do it in the way that doesn’t aggravate their pain. Over time they will become more and more able.
Because you’ll help them stick to a plan that works.
We provide you and them with the framework. They set their own goals. You do what you’re good at.