Effective body mechanics to help the recovery process.Watch Introduction
As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute is committed to your continued fitness and overall quality of life. The following exercises can contribute to your postsurgical recovery and help you maintain a strong, flexible and healthy spine.
How to use the Laser Spine Institute video series
Because everyone involved in your care at Laser Spine Institute wants you to have a successful recovery from your surgery, we have created this video series.
These are the general guidelines to follow after your surgery. For example, what is the safest way to get in or out of bed, or how do you go from sitting to standing?
In the first part of the video, we will cover activities that you perform on a daily basis to ensure you are taking good care of your spine as you do them. We will show you how to use effective body mechanics with these daily activities. The second part of this video series demonstrates exercises that you can do after surgery. They will be prescribed to you as necessary. Your particular exercise recovery plan will be based on your individual condition, your physical activity level and your surgery. Your physician will use our exercise prescription pad to let you know which exercises to do in this video series.
The most important thing to keep in mind while doing any activity or exercise is to listen to your body. If an activity or exercise causes pain or discomfort, stop and check that you are doing the movement properly. If you are still unable to perform that movement or activity without pain, stop or avoid it entirely.
If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please call us. You can reach our Physical Therapist Consultant at 1-866-362-7574 ext. 253.
Now, let’s get started on your healthy recovery plan!
Most of us are very cautious when we exercise or do strenuous activities, like running or heavy lifting, but we really don't think about the daily activities that we perform.
This part of the Laser Spine Institute video series demonstrates general guidelines and effective body mechanics you should incorporate following your surgery.
This pathology video series will teach you more about how the spine works and what to do to avoid back pain following your Laser Spine Institute surgery.
Physical activity is an essential part of your recovery plan. This part of the video series demonstrates exercises that you can do after your surgery to aid in your recovery time.
The Laser Spine Institute Exercise Video Series, including all functional activities, post-surgical exercises and descriptions were designed specifically for Laser Spine Institute patients only. If you have not been prescribed these exercises, you should contact your physician before starting this or any exercise program. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Risks include, but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting and disorders of heart beat. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult your surgeon's liaison or physician.