REHABILITATION & PERFORMANCE PLANS
Virtual sessions available if appropriate.
The assessment begins with a comprehensive interview in order to gain a thorough understanding of your history of low back pain.
A physical examination will follow in order to determine the movements, postures and loads that exacerbate your pain, and those that relieve it.
Muscular weaknesses, anatomical anomalies, and neural components are assessed in order to hone in on the precise cause of your pain and provide a clear picture for the recovery plan.
Please bring MRI, x-ray or radiology reports if available.
Time : 2-2.5 hrs.
The objective of phase 2 is to wind down pain sensitivity. This
is where education and training begins.
You will learn about your injury and the root cause of your pain.
You will be trained to adopt pain-free movement patterns that will allow the traumatized tissues to rest and establish an environment for healing.
You will be given positions of respite, and your current daily activities will be addressed and modified (if necessary), to initiate pain desensitization.
You will receive session summary notes via email to review at home.
~two 1hr sessions
Building the Foundation
The very delicate recovery phase that removes the cause of pain is followed by an individualized therapeutic exercise plan carefully designed to build stability, endurance and resilience in your back.
Selection and dosage of exercises are skillfully administered based on your spine's tolerance and capacity.
You will be provided with expert coaching to ensure perfect form, including nuances necessary for pain-free execution of exercises.
Once you feel confident with your program, you will receive a detailed copy of your plan to perform on your own, at home.
Patience, discipline and consistency are key.
~two 1 hr sessions
"Back" to Health
Perfect form is instilled as you increase endurance, enhance injury resilience and broaden pain-free activities.
Lazy muscles are provoked and trained, specific joints are mobilized, and skillfully coached stretches are programmed if appropriate.
Your exercise and movement repertoire are expanded during this phase, building mind-muscle connections, enhancing controlled motion and re-establishing healthy activation patterns.
~six 1hr sessions
Advancing Your Fitness
Individuals who have fitness-related goals will progress to this phase.
There is a shift in focus from back rehabilitation to back performance.
Your unique back injury and personal history continues to steer the ideal selection and dosage of exercises to increase challenge and build strength.
Ultimate Back Performance
This phase is reserved for high level performance and athletic goals.
Continue to build strength while developing speed, power and agility around a robust back. Re-gain your athletic prowess.