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Rehabilitation of the Athlete’s Spine

  • Robert WatkinsIV
  • Michael Kordecki
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Abstract

Spinal injuries are common in the athlete and can result in a significant loss of playing time. Evidence has shown that a structured and graduated rehabilitation protocol is crucial to return to play. We have developed a specific, regimented rehabilitation protocol based on our experience in treating elite athletes. The goal of this program is the same whether the patient is an elite athlete, recreational athlete, or injured worker: restore normal movement patterns and strength to the hips, legs, and spine, which will restore the highest level of function with the least amount of pain.

Keywords

Spine Lumbar Cervical Rehabilitation Exercises Athletes Sports 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert WatkinsIV
    • 1
  • Michael Kordecki
    • 2
  1. 1.Marina Spine CenterMarina del ReyUSA
  2. 2.Praxis PTVernon HillsUSA

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