Oct 2014 I was rear ended while at a stop light on my motorcycle. While it was relatively low speed and I was wearing full gear including a spine guard I suffered L-spine injury. Fast forward to today. I’m almost ready to “graduate from pt” but I’m nervous about starting up heavy training again. I workout nearly daily. 3-5 days a week consist of some sort of lifting or strength training, interspersed on the rest of the days with rock climbing, acroyoga, and mountain biking (as soon as the ground dries up).
I’ve queried the PT personnel a couple of times on helping me check and or regain my form on exercises more dangerous to the back such as squats, various core excercises, and others. They simply redirect me to my stetches and side planks and tell me they’ll see me next week. Is there a particular specialist I might seek out to avoid injury, inquire about the best excercises, and examine/improve my form before I wreck myself? Or perhaps a particular request I should ask of my pt center?
Thank you for your time and fantastic writing!
Some perhaps important back ground: 1. As a result of the accident I have some bulging L-spine discs which complicate my already moderate L-T spine scoliosis and minor vertebral subluxation. 2. I’m trying to do more than stay in shape and cut flab, I’d like to continue to put on size for the sake of fittness/physique .However being that I participate regularly in an array of sports: rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, acroyoga, I have zero expectation of strength and size required, a power lifter, Olympic lifter, and the like.