Congratulations on your decision to have regenerative medicine to help you reduce pain from spinal stenosis in your lumbar spine. Rehabilitation pre and post procedure requires an experienced rehabilitation team trained in posture education and neutral spine conditioning. We have develop a neutral spine based functional conditioning program to improve posture and loading patterns through the lumbar spine before the procedure to maximize value and outcomes post-procedure. If you have collapsed upper back posture and/or a collapsed pelvis posture going into any medical procedure, your healing will be compromised.
Purchase a $50 Posture Screen to get started.
What is the Prehab Program for Spinal Stenosis Procedure?
Safe Neutral Spine Conditioning
This is a digital physical therapy program that will restore your ability to perform your daily tasks with the lumbar spine in the most optimal alignment for load transfer and mobility. After your procedure you will be able sit, stand and walk without forward head or head tilt posture. You will have a customized “Start Your Day” routine that helps you start the day from neutral spine alignment. You will be able to get in/out of bed and chairs maintaining healthy posture. This is how start to help you break the faulty loading patterns contributing to the faulty posture that is a catalyst for your pain. You will develop strategies for sleeping and working on your computer that facilitate healthy posture.
Healthy Sleeping Strategies
Healthy Daily Postures
What Prehab Program for Spinal Stenosis Procedure Look Like?
Week 1 + 2
Before we can condition you to perform daily activities from healthy posture we have to safely restore your ability to get into neutral spine alignment. The level 1 workout video will improve your ability to get into neutral spine alignment. This level of conditioning typically lasts 2 weeks.
Week 3 + 4
After restoring your ability to get into neutral spine alignment, we then evaluate what modifications and props may be required to help you sit, stand and walk from neutral spine alignment post-procedure. The level 2 workout video will condition you to you sit, stand and walk from healthy posture. This level of conditioning typically lasts 2 weeks.
Week 5 + 6
The last 2 weeks of the program focuses on lifting and carrying light objects from neutral spine alignment consistent with your post-procedure protocols. We will evaluate sleeping strategies and teach you how to get in/out of bed and chairs without faulty loading. The level 3 workout video will condition you to pick up light objects off the floor without faulty loading in the upper cervical spine. This level of conditioning typically lasts 2 weeks.
Why Prehab at The Healthy Posture Club
With over 25+ years of experience treating neck pain in an out-patient physical therapy setting, we are they pioneers in neutral spine-based fitness and physical therapy prehab. We have 8+ year teaching neutral spine-based fitness digitally, 5+ years of experience preparing patients to go into this procedure with healthier posture.
We have 9 levels of check-and-balance with every exercise prescribed. You are not advanced to the next level of conditioning until you have demonstrated the ability perform the current level properly without cueing.
This is a digital physical therapy product, all session are completed through telehealth from the comfort of your home, at your pace and on your schedule.
Our goal is to have you maintain neutral spine alignment (aka healthy posture) during your daily activities. The exercises are built around the daily tasks you will have to complete post-procedure. We just help you condition yourself to complete them without unhealthy loading in the low back to promote better healing post-procedure.
We can connect you with other patients that have completed the program prior to their regenerative medicine procedure for spinal stenosis.
What do I need to get started?
Step #1 – Purchase a $50 Posture Screen
- Chair that allows you to sit upright without back support
- 6″x36″ foam roller
- 3″ yoga block
- Exercise mat
Gain Control and Avoid Surgery!
Spinal stenosis is difficult to treat long-term without the right team in place. Best results are achieved with accurate diagnosis and a pre and post rehabilitation program centered around neutral spine alignment. Low back pain can be a viscous cycle. Pain causes faulty loading which causes bad posture which can cause joint misalignment. Combining neutral spine based functional fitness to your regenerative medicine procedure will set you on the best path for long-term injury management and prevention.
We would love the opportunity to help you get the most out of your upcoming PICL procedure.
You can improve your posture, we are experts in helping you do it safely and cost effectively.
Visit the Healthy Neck Prehab page for other Prehab Protocols.