Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Back on the Blog!
Finally life is starting to come back to normal as I am able to walk and do daily activities again. Almost am pain free :) It has been 4 weeks since I hurt my back and the time I have spent recovering has taught me alot about life and the importance of being good to your body. Accidents are one thing, but when an injury comes from over doing it and shere neglegence, it makes you questions things are little more strongly. Let's just say this injury has been a life changing injury on many levels, primarily spiritually, mentally and then physically. With the help of Derek Samuel, a mentor of mine and the best Physical Therapist I have ever met, I am back in training. Although this training is my rehab.
The primary objective of the therapy: to re-educate my abdominal and back muscles to maitain neutral spine during movement.
Exercise One: Standing Double Cable Pulldows (with arms straight)
Exercise Two: Seated SB Hip Flexion (maintaining Neutral spine)
Exercise Three: Seated SB Shoulder Flexion (maintaining neutral spine)
Exercise Four: Seated SB Hip abduction with theraband (maintaining neutral spine) *
* This exercise seems to be helping quite a bit. Being able to turn on my glutes (glute medius, TFL, and maximus) while keeping my lumbar spine from moving is a skill I need to keep me healthy. You would be surprised how such easy looking exercises become very challenging when you are injured. These exercises have made an immediate difference in gettiing me re-connected with my abdominals and spine again. For a while there I felt so disconnected and unstable in my low back. My body is able to tolerate daily movemetns and some flexion. The name of the game: take it slow, and use this as an opportunity to improve my weaknesses and build some health promoting habits. Thank yo God for giving me another chance with my back and with my life!!!