back pain rehabilitation
Back pain: causes, prevention and treatment
Many studies have shown that the main cause is due to the excessively sedentary lifestyle typical of our times.
To prevent and treat back pain, whether dorsal, lumbar or cervical, it is very important to correct some bad habits and, if necessary, focus on rehabilitative interventions involving figures such as doctors and rehabilitation therapists.
Exercise is a real cure for the back and aims to make the spinal, abdominal and lumbar muscles more toned and elastic.
Treat and prevent back pain with Riablo
To help patients treat and prevent “never trivial” back pain, we have devised dedicated rehabilitation programs.
We designed them using Riablo‘s innovative biofeedback technology.
Thanks to the sensors and to the stabilometric platform of Riablo, the patient can perform the exercises following a real-time feedback that allows him to improve the motor control.
The numerous exercises available in the Riablo library have been designed to help patients of all ages to properly restore those movements lost due to lifestyle or that have been interrupted due to more or less traumatic episodes.
The available database allows you to work on core stability with over ten movements comparable to the classic plank (static plank, plank on fitball and plank with monopodalic support) controlling the rotations of the trunk, the alignment between trunk and lower limbs, up to the detail of the knee flexion.
In addition to planks, we wanted to include other exercises that are particularly useful for back rehabilitation, such as bilateral, unilateral bridge on fitball and movements for the buttocks that help to restore or strengthen the lumbar belt.
Riablo also allows you to work on balance with numerous exercises that take advantage of the proprioceptive version of the stabilometric platform.
“In Riablo there are numerous exercises that aim to make the spinal, abdominal and lumbar muscles more toned and elastic.”
It is also possible to evaluate the patient entering with a balance test, then making them work on the transfer of the load or on the stability control, always keeping an eye on the correct position of the trunk and lower limbs while performing the movement.
Some examples of exercises are:
- Weight lat transfer: or the transfer of the load from right to left with a “forced” control position from the compensation measured by the sensors on the knees and on the trunk;
- Weight transfer on lat wobble: shifting the load from right to left by physically moving the platform and always keeping control of the trunk and knees;
- Weight mono lat-transfer: single-sided load transfer at the choice of the practitioner with trunk and knee control.
Finally, in the Riablo catalog there are numerous exercises for the mobility of the column, both standing with load control thanks to the platform and sitting.
The exercises are therefore available both for the acute phase, and combined with specific instrumentation such as fitball or proprioceptive cushions.
The conclusion of the back rehabilitation treatment
At the end of any rehabilitation program, the problem of the final evaluation always remains.
How to objectively measure the degree of recovery and decide whether to continue or end rehabilitation?
To facilitate progress measurement and allow an objective evaluation of the rehabilitation process, we have designed a series of tests that can be performed thanks to Riablo and its sensors.
One can quickly assessment, for example, the range of motion of the column (flexion, extension and lateral flexion) with an immediate comparison with normative data recovered from literature and divided by age group and gender.
Thanks to the control of compensations, such as flexing the knees, during the execution of the test, the evaluation is extremely accurate and repeatable with a report immediately available and exportable.