Spine Program

TREATMENT OUTLINE

Spine ProgramVisit 1:

  • Evaluation
  • Education of spine with diagrams and spine model
  • Instruction of neutral spine
  • Abdominal bracing
  • Home stretching program

Visit 2:

  • Treatment
  • Review of neutral spine and abdominal bracing
  • Education of proper posture
  • Movement Pattern Instruction
    • abdominal bracing
    • hip hinging, pivoting
    • weight-shifting
  • HEP

Visit 3:

  • Treatment
  • Review of movement patterns
  • Functional Application
    1. Transfers
      • sit to/from stand
      • stand to/from floor
      • sit to/from supine
      • car
    2. Pivoting
      • standing
      • sitting
      • ½ kneel
      • sumo
    3. Pushing/Pulling at multiple levels
    4. Reaching
  • HEP

Visit 4:

  • Treatment
  • Static positioning including:
    • Sitting
    • Lying/Sleeping
    • Standing
    • Computer/Work station

Visit 5:

  • Treatment
  • Lifting Techniques
    • Squat
    • Squat with pivot
    • ½ kneel
    • golfer’s
    • golfer’s with UE support
  • Carrying Techniques
  • Practical Application with lifting from floor to/from waist/shoulder/OH
  • HEP

Visit 6:

  • Treatment
  • Functional/Recreational Application to include, but not limited to:
    • Vacuuming/mopping/sweeping
    • Laundry (load/unload washer and dryer, lift/carry laundry basket)
    • Making the bed
    • Load/unload dishwasher
    • Dusting
    • Brushing teeth
    • Yardwork
  • HEP

Visit 7:

  • Treatment
  • Review of any previous information
  • HEP

Visit 8:

  • Treatment
  • Re-evaluation to determine appropriateness of continued care
  • HEP