Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists provide personalized exercises that will strengthen your back and improve flexibility. We can help increase mobility, prevent future injury and control your pain symptoms.
Our treatment approach includes spinal stabilization, posture and movement retraining, education and conditioning.
Core stabilization provides a great reduction of chronic, nonspecific, lower back pain. This approach is more effective than routine physical therapy exercise for this type of pain.
What is Back Pain Stabilization?
Lumbar stabilization exercises are performed to strengthen your lower back, focusing on your core muscles. The objective is to help your spinal column keep you upright.
This provides support for the rest of your body and allows you to conduct physical activities with reduced stress on your back. The end result is decreased back pain and a lower risk of back injury.
Lumbar Stabilization Exercises
Lumbar stabilization, also called spinal stabilization, involves exercises that are used to strengthen your back muscles with the goal of providing support for your spine. The end result is a pain-free back.
The core muscles of your body are found in your lower back and stomach. A lack of muscle strength in this area can contribute to lower back pain. For example, heavy lifting will place stress on your lower back. Lumbar stabilization keeps your spine strong when lifting.
How We Can Help
Back pain can seriously impact your quality of life. It is painful and can prevent you from engaging in your daily routine.
Med1Care Therapy Partner’s experienced therapists are trained in orthopedic manual therapy, rehabilitation as well as strength and conditioning. We treat a wide range of clinical diagnoses of the back with a personalized treatment plan, customized to your condition and unique needs.
Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.
Yes, it is important to avoid activities that irritate or increase your back pain. When it comes to exercising, your physical therapist will provide you with exercises that will not increase your baseline pain level.
It is also important to perform the exercises the way your therapist has taught you. This involves correct lifting mechanics, body mechanics and posture.
While it may be difficult at first, you will want to be cognizant of your posture:
- Keep your feet flat on the floor
- Sit into the back of the chair seat and the chair’s lumbar support
- Pull your chin back and in
- Press your shoulders into the seat-back
If possible, take a standing/walking break every 15-20 minutes. Also, chest, hip and leg stretches can help.