For permanent issues and limitations, such as chronic arthritis or an area that’s been surgically repaired and will likely never have full function again.
Training works around the area in chronic pain while improving systemic function. The most conservative, balanced program for clients with a host of movement issues that need safe, relatively simple workouts.
This program assumes that while you can see improvements in movement, positioning and your ability to exercise and move about from day to day without pain, you’ll still have some underlying issues with your back that will have to be worked around.
Throughout the program, the movements you’ll be practicing will avoid shear-loading of your lumbar spine, which means anything that shifts a lot of tension specifically into your lower back.
The idea is that most of what you’ll do can be done with your spine near vertical so that you’re never bent forward in a way that requires your lower back to do a lot of the work to support your body. If you do bend forward for movements, it will be in a way that allows you to remain supported by something else other than your back, such as by posting yourself on one or both arms in front of you.
The first few months of the program are focused primarily on rebuilding positioning and making subtle changes to how you move, so that tension shifts away from your lower back and more into your anterior core (ab muscles), and so that you can move at your hips (the joint at your pelvis and upper legs) without needing to move your lower back at the same time.
As you move through the earlier phases, your workouts will become gradually more challenging and allow you to experiment with new movements and protocols. As you navigate these, it will be important to consciously adjust how much resistance and range of motion (such as the depth of a lunge or step-up) you use so that you’re always staying within your personal limits. You’ll be able to gradually expand those limits as long as you train within - but just at the edge - of them.
Each of your workout phases will build on the one before it so that movements are practiced as a form of skill and then tested in a slightly more challenging format in the next phase, so that while you’re practicing movement skills that help you move more freely you’re also training your body in a way that makes you tter and more athletic.
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****PLEASE NOTE RELATING TO SUCH PROGRAMS ENSURE YOU HAVE CONFIRMED WITH YOUR DOCTOR/PHYSIO THAT YOU ARE DEEMED FIT TO UNDERTAKE ANY NEW EXERCISE REGIME YOU MAY BE CONSIDERING. FEEL FREE TO SHARE ANY INFORMATION ON THE EXERCISES OR STRUCTURE TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FOR REFERENCE PRIOR TO GOING AHEAD. ****