Surgery and Injury Rehab
Anytime your body is dealing with an injury, coping with muscle imbalances due to postural dysfunction or recovering from surgery, you are not performing at your peak potential. Recovering from an injury or surgery is often times a long, arduous task without the expected results. For instance, the improvement in back pain and function continues up to 2 years after spine fusion surgery using traditional therapy.
It’s important to note that BStrong4Life® is a strengthening system that targets the spinal muscles and can be adapted to the individual. We use a pain-free rehabilitation protocol customized to your condition. Using this unique protocol, we focus on the whole individual by treating and rehabilitating instabilities ranging from a minor ankle sprain to a rotator cuff tear to spinal fusion surgery recovery. Under a doctor’s supervision, the program is extremely effective at speeding up recovery time for post surgery rehabilitation and various other injuries.
Reduced Chronic Back Pain
Whether or not you injured your back last week or twenty years ago, more than likely the injury is still there. Low back injuries strain the muscles that attach to the spine and jeopardize the stability of your entire spinal structure. The pain usually subsides, given enough time or enough pain medication, but it doesn’t change what’s happened to your structure. That injury will set up a whole new sequence of events. In other words, 9 times out of 10 a low back injury will compromise other parts of your body as well and can cause chronic pain or painful flare-ups. This can lead to a chronic debilitating condition and can have a serious negative impact on a person’s quality of life.
The BStrong4Life® Strengthening System, when administered by a trained physician, provides the safest and most effective option available. This approach stimulates the spinal structures (muscles, tendons and ligaments) that support the spine to heal and regenerate at an accelerated rate with lasting results.
It has been documented that as humans we expend most of our energy through out the day combating the affects of gravity. Think of posture as the dynamic balance between gravitational forces pulling us down and the strength of our musculoskeletal structure not only resisting these forces but also maintaining our upright neutral postural/structural alignment.
The normal spinal alignment from the front is that the spine is vertically straight, with the center of mass of the skull vertically aligned over the center of the pelvis.
This vertical alignment of the spine should fall equally between the feet
The normal spinal alignment from the side is that a vertical line will pass through vertebrae C1, T1, T12 and S1. Where the cervical spine will have a forward convex curve (cervical lordosis), the thoracic spine will have a concave curve (thoracic kyphosis) and the lumbar spine will have a forward convex curve (lumbar lordosis).
Each region of the spine, cervical, thoracic and lumbar must align and articulate appropriately to position the head correctly. The basic principal of spinal balance is to maintain the head in space over the femoral heads, producing an energy efficient biomechanical and physiological motion that defines true spinal balance. This results in proper movement and upright posture
The Structural Assessment will reveal any potential conditions or contraindications that need to be addressed prior to someone starting the BStrong4Life® System. The Structural Assessment is an in depth examination of the patient involving spinal radiographs, postural analysis, dynamic functional squat test, balance and history. The patient’s information is analyzed thru software to compare the patient’s values to established normal values. Based on the results, modifications can be made for maximum benefits.