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    Low back pain recovery

    I'm wondering if anyone has heard of a directional preference? I ask because its probably one of the most important concepts for low back pain and there are a lot of people on here struggling with...
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    Majority of neck pain comes from the disc but...

    Majority of neck pain comes from the disc but there could be other sources as well. Gentle movements and time should help otherwise it needs a more specific assessment. Forces flexion usually puts...
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    You should see a physical therapist who...

    You should see a physical therapist who understands biomechanics and the needs of athletes. Injuries like what you are describing could be related to many different factors. A good evaluation would...
  • Back pain is usually a sign that tissue injury or...

    Back pain is usually a sign that tissue injury or potential tissue injury is occuring. It would be smart to deload with the squats to alleviate pressure on the back until the problem gets addressed. ...
  • Post-Rehab is Key for Longevity of the Body

    Hey everyone, I'd like to share an article I wrote about post-rehab. As a physical therapist, we often work under an insurance-based system which makes it difficult to help our patients achieve...
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    Did they do any other type of procedure like...

    Did they do any other type of procedure like resurfacing the acetabulum and lengthening the hip flexor tendon? I'm a physical therapy, I like to squat, and I look forward to following your rehab
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    Be careful with continuing to deadlift with back...

    Be careful with continuing to deadlift with back pain because your back is communicating information to you telling you something needs to change. Without an assessment its going to be difficult for...
  • The hip joint needs to be centered in the socket...

    The hip joint needs to be centered in the socket while squatting. Good hip joint mobility and stability is important. Mobility would be improve through certain stretching and movement exercises. ...
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    Obviously, it would need to be assessed more but...

    Obviously, it would need to be assessed more but I can discuss how people can get pain in the front of their hip.

    Squatting puts the hip into flexor and it is easy to impinge or pinch the hip...
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    Bridge variations would probably do wonders for...

    Bridge variations would probably do wonders for strengthening the hip. Like single leg bridges, banded bridges, hip thrusts, etc. Also clamshells and hip abduction would be helpful. You want to...
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    I used to have this type of pain and what helped...

    I used to have this type of pain and what helped me was to be very conscious of my posture throughout the day. For example, sitting slouched would aggravated the pain between my shoulder blades.
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  • Finding a McKenzie certified Physical Therapist...

    Finding a McKenzie certified Physical Therapist is a good start. You can go to their website and look for providers and hopefully they are covered by his insurance.

    I'm certified in McKenzie...
  • I's, T's, Y's are great to strengthen the...

    I's, T's, Y's are great to strengthen the shoulder blade. These exercises target to lower trapezius and middle trapezius.

    Any planking type of exercise is great to strengthen the serratus...
  • Good post. I want to share my experience with...

    Good post. I want to share my experience with chronic back pain in more detail. I'm actually a physical therapist and many times when a patient is seen for "chronic back pain" it not actually chronic...
  • Your back will keep improving with time. I think...

    Your back will keep improving with time. I think you are on the right track but I can give you some general information.

    I wouldn't skip your workouts altogether because the spine loves...
  • Hey Gringer, You made a good decision to...

    Hey Gringer,

    You made a good decision to immediately quit once you started getting pain. Pain is letting you know there is potential harm occuring to the body. Squats and deadlifts will probably...
  • Hey, Probably unrelated to L5-S1. It is...

    Hey,

    Probably unrelated to L5-S1. It is common for neck pain to refer to the shoulder blade. In my experience, shoulder blade pain is usually more related to the neck than it is to the...
  • Hey, I don't have experience doing the planche...

    Hey, I don't have experience doing the planche but I can see how that puts tons of pressure on the wrist. If you experience any numbness/tingling sensations then you can be sure that your nerve is...
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    Hey Alan21, I'm a physical therapist with...

    Hey Alan21,

    I'm a physical therapist with experience in these types of issues. I can give you some general information which may help you out. The cervical nerves (brachial plexus) exit the...
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    Hey bflare78, I'm a physical therapist and it...

    Hey bflare78,

    I'm a physical therapist and it seems like you are doing good exercises to improve your posture and shoulder. I'd like to add a few general tips for shoulder injuries.

    One...
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