By Dr. Wayne Huber
What if your lower back symptoms are a manifestation of an energy leak somewhere else in the chain, placing excessive physiological stressors on your spine?
WE MUST ASSESS AND TREAT GLOBALLY.
For example- in the sagittal plane (movement forward and back like a saw), loss of hip extension in gait due to tightness of hip flexor, will produce increased amounts of extension to the lumbar spine producing compression to the joints of the lumbar spine. Additionally,(stay with me) loss of dorsiflexion (movement of toes towards shin) of the ankle in the push off phase of gait will initiate early activity of the hip flexor. This will also produce increased amounts of extension to the lumbar spine thus producing compression to the joints of the lumbar spine. We must not just look at the pain, we must assess the body to see why or where the dysfunction is coming from.
At Re-Move, we provide the strategies to utilize self care therapies to mind your own body society. Whether it be lacrosse balls, vibration rollers, mini bands, power bands, slides, etc that you can use to police your body's society. Re-Move, not only provides the tools for this self therapy, we also provide the education to properly use whether its recovery, strength, or endurance.
Get out there and Re-Move today!
Author: Wayne Huber DC CSP FAFS. Not only has Wayne Huber DC CSP FAFS been in practice for over 21 years focusing on biomechanics, he has been working with athletes from all levels from the 4 year old soccer player to professional athletes and Olympic Gold Medalists. Dr. Wayne Huber is also an avid endurance athlete competing in Spartans, UltraMarathon’s and a 3X Ironman Finisher. He has also an appointment and has been teaching as clinical instructor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine as well as the medical director of Re-Move