Spine Restrictions

Improving Biomechanics

Spine restrictions will limit motion in the major joints of the body (hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles) which then require motion to occur elsewhere in order for the body to accomplish a given task. Common compensations often occur at the feet, jaw, or even the eyes to make up for this lost motion. When appropriate, our PRI certified therapist will work closely with other practitioners such as physicians, dentists, podiatrists, and optometrists in order to improve biomechanics throughout an entire body system, not just a joint or segment.

Our goal of treatment is to develop normal breathing on both sides of the rib cage, called a “Optimal ZOA.” This allows ribs to move without restriction, thus allowing a spine to rotate and joints to move with less restriction.

Each patient will be given a specific treatment program allowing the patient to practice and learn techniques at home. The therapist guides the patient to treat themselves through appropriate home exercises. These techniques are geared towards a patients goal, be it walking to playing sports and running.