With Back Pain
I was born with degenerative disc disease (DDD). Subsequently, I ended up with back surgery when I was only 18 years old. I can relate to my clients better than the average trainer because I already know how having a bad back affects everything in your life. In my 10+ years as a personal trainer, I have worked with people with a variety of back injuries ranging from spinal stenosis to herniated discs to nerve pain. Only once have I met someone with a worse back than mine.
If you have a back injury you can't afford to work with a trainer that doesn't understand that. Even trainers that think they know what they are doing when it comes to back injuries just can't comprehend the devastating impact back pain has on every movement. While we don't take insurance here, I am happy to say we accept flex spending accounts, since we are legally a medical facility.
The body's natural response to pain is to tighten. This will most likely make you stand crooked. Through an isolated flexibility program we can fix this.
One of the best things you can do for back pain is strengthen your core. The problem is not everyone knows how to do this from square one without hurting their back.
Proper Posture in every exercise
You need to be extra sure to engage your core and properly rotate your hips to engage your glutes in almost every exercise. This can dramatically cut your chance of injury while exercising.
Learn which movEments to avoid
People with bad backs shouldn't do the same exercise program as those with healthy backs. Some movements should be avoided all together.
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What to expect:
My number one priority is designing a safe program that will work around your back injury. We will work on correcting your posture, reactivating your glutes, and strengthening your core, as well as integrating in a weight routine safely that doesn't put excess pressure on your back.