One of the main montras of Physical Therapy is 'you can't have mobility without stability.' In order to successfully recover from movement disorders, whether it be in low back or shoulder, it is critical to improve stability. At Paramount Rehabilitation we focus on Lumbopelvic and Scapular stabilization.
The lumbopelvic stabilization model is an active approach to low back pain based on a motor control exercises program. The main aim of this program is to reestablish the impairment or deficit in motor control in mobile segments, while increasing stability. This program creates strength in a patient's core, to allow correct movement from the lower and upper body. When stability in the core is lacking, the body will compensate by overloading other mobile segments to induce stability, which in turn may cause pain, injury, and long term duress.
This program is also intended to teach patients strengthening, conditioning, and flexiblity exercises in order to create long term relief from low back pain and dysfunction. Furthermore, by learning to differentiate between low back stability and stress, patients may reorient mechanics to avoid pain.
This sort of program has shown to produce short-term improvements in global impression of recovery and activity for people with chronic low back pain, maintaining the results after 6 and 12 months.
The shoulder blade, or scapula, plays a pivotal role in allowing shoulder motion. Trauma or injury may cause damage to the area, thus resulting in abnormal shoulder and scapular mobility. Scapular stabilization provides stability to the shoulder girdle, in order to free the rotator cuff in movement of the shoulder with various activities, and alleviates pain, tendinitis, or excess mobility.