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post spinal fusion operation exercises


Hi, I would like to be a physical therapist some day. I am woundering what kind of exercises a patient would do after a spinal fusion operation. Thanks so much.

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  1. I had fusion of the L-4, L-5, & S-1 in December of 2006. I was not put in any type of exercise rehab and have recently suffered a bad fall due to the negligence of a motel I satyed at. We are in litigation, but I want to know what exercises are suitable for me to do at this time.Thank you,David Hart

  2. Some of the exercises they can do are pelvic tilts, mini squats, upper arm exercises, sitting long arc quads (kicking up foot)…there are a few more they can safely do. They CANNOT bend, twist or arch their back for 6-8 weeks or until the doc says it’s ok. Usually they have to wear a back brace too.