PTII: Spinal Stenosis

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

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Try these exercises to get you moving... SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST Lie on your back. Hug your knee. Keep your opposite leg bent. Hold for 10 seconds and feel the stretch. Switch legs. Repeat 6 times.

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SEATED FORWARD STRETCH Sit tall on the edge of the chair with feet flat on the ground. Step feet wider than hips. Inhale to lengthen the spine, exhale slowly while you lower your chest to your thighs, and hands to the floor. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat.

Keeps The Body Flexible

Keeps The Body Flexible

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

HEALTHY RECIPE

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

one of the first to receive an advanced diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Dip. MDT) in the state of IL in 1998 from the prestigious McKenzie Institute and is currently one of seven McKenzie Diplomats in the state. Mike specializes in the conservative treatment of pain in the spine, including the neck, mid-back and low back in patients from ages 8 – 80. He has helped thousands of his patients avoid surgery and have a better quality of life. In his free time, Mike enjoys golfing, spending time with his adult children and traveling with his wife. Mike Geimer, PT, Dip. MDT Lead Clinician

Mike Geimer is the Lead Physical Therapist of our Park Ridge and Fox River Grove clinics. He runs the Neck and Low Back Pain Center, which focuses on the conservative treatment of neck and low back pain. Mike received his Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 1977 from Marquette University. He was

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