The Low Back Pain Rehab Template will be released soon!
Pain is a complex experience, with many contributing factors. In situations not involving a trauma, it is helpful minimizing a search for a specific tissue issue and instead focusing on a path forward. Our rehabilitative templates provide up to date education about pain while providing a roadmap to move towards your goals.
Who’s it for?
As previously stated, pain is complex, but some of the common diagnoses that may benefit from this template include:
Spinal Degenerative Disc Disease
Non-Specific Low Back Pain
Lumbar Muscle Strain
Lumbar Ligament Sprain
Lumbar disc herniaiton
Periphreal nerve entrapment
Having access to gym equipment such as a barbell, rack, bench, and free weights is ideal for this template. The template is formatted for additional equipment if available, such as machines and dumbbells.
The entire template should take 9-12 weeks depending on the length of PHASE 1.
You may find participation on our Pain and Rehab forum useful for any additional questions or just sharing with others in the community.
Phase 1 (Week 1*)
Goal- Decrease pain and improve active range of motion using isometrics and isoinertial loading.
*Week 1 may be repeated for up to 2 additional weeks, e.g. Weeks 1-3 when necessary based on symptoms and improvement. Subsequently, phases 2 and 3 are labeled as if the lifter required 3 weeks in Phase 1, which may not be necessary.
Phase 2 (Weeks 2-5)
Goal- Increase loading capacity with increasing volume and lower external intensity.
Phase 3 (Weeks 5-9)
Goal- Return to normal programming by increasing intensity and movement specificity, e.g. more absolute load.
This thread will serve as a centralized area to ask questions regarding the template and shoulder pain rehabilitation.