This is best to use if a patient has low back pain and tight hamstrings. The program focuses on strengthening your lower back and core without bearing any weight along with stretching your hamstrings. The patient can ice and rest also as needed.
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) AKA Shin Splints
Shin splints occur for a couple different reasons. If there is a change in surfaces, like walking or running on grass and then moving to cement, every surface absorbs shock differently. Switching shoes suddenly and not allowing a “break in” period is another cause. Lastly, if you are exercising too much and too fast- like an athlete coming back from a major injury and jumping back into full participation and/or if you are an everyday person trying to get back into the swing of things. Keep in mind, this is typically an overuse injury so resting and allowing your body to adjust to these changes is important.
Rotator Cuff Strengthening or Stretching
Your rotator cuff is made up of four muscles: Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis. These muscles control the movement of your shoulder and keep it place. Weak rotator cuffs can cause pain within the shoulder when doing activities of daily living and/or when playing sports. This exercise program is designed to strengthen the muscles, and allow for you to move and play freely without pain.
Just like Shin Splints, this is an overuse injury along with having tight quadriceps. This exercise program focuses on stretching and strengthening your quadriceps and hamstrings to allow your muscles to work in harmony during your activities of daily living or playing a sport.