Most use some level of caution while exercising or doing strenuous activities, such as running or heavy lifting. Rarely, though, do we really consider the toll daily activities have on our bodies. Sometimes, these activities can increase your risk for fractures.
Below are general guidelines of effective body mechanics you should incorporate into your life. It will cover the guidelines to perform activities on a daily basis that can reduce and prevent fractures.
Remember to listen to your body and avoid any activity that causes increased pain or discomfort.
Pictures of Body Mechanics
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.