You have probably heard time and time again posture is important. What happens if your body has “forgotten” what normal posture is? This can happen for a variety of reasons such as whiplash after a car accident, acute back pain and and inflexibility. Pain can cause muscles to “turn off” and not work the way they should. Certain muscles that maintain our posture all day long might end up being “turned off”. Pain can also make us guard our muscles or hold our bodies in different positions to avoid pain. Even when the pain is gone we might continue to have an altered position sense or a change in our posture from these injuries or painful episodes. This can then lead to compensations, pain and dysfunction in the future.
A good example of this is in the case of whiplash to the neck. During a car accident there is an acceleration/deceleration response at the neck. This can cause strain, pain and dysfunction to the muscles in our neck that help hold it upright and provide us with posture all day long. IN this video below, Dr. Charles Bachi demonstrates a few exercises using a Laser to work on posture and joint position sense.
This second video demonstrates how using the laser at our core/pelvis can help with low back pain and achieving a Neutral spine. Check out PT student Extraordinaire Jamie Kinkler educating on Laser use for Low back.
A third way we use the laser in treatment is due to poor mechanics in squatting, lifting and jumping. Using the laser as an external cue to focus on can help individuals work on improving their mechanics to avoid injury and work the proper muscles! Dr. Charles Bachi Educates on Laser use for joint mechanics
Laser cues during exercise can help with a multitude of problems such as headaches, concussions, chronic or acute neck and back pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, knee pain, running injuries and much more!
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