JD Murphy has been using the MedX program and equipment at his physical therapy clinic for over 25 years. His was one of the first clinics west of the Mississippi to use the MedX medical strengthening machines in a clinical setting, and he has the most extensive selection of machines in the Rocky Mountain region.
Elemental Fitness Lab is a gym in Portland, Oregon that believes decisions regarding health should be based on quality over financial concerns.
Mike Gee, ATC, CEES, is the developer of ACM 360 PRO and founder of PRO FIT Ergonomic Solutions, located in Orange County, California. Programs and services are designed to influence the natural healing process of the body and re-establish movement pattern dysfunctions and postural compensation.
A former back pain sufferer herself, Melanie Daly now dedicates her personal training practice to helping others with back pain. She believes it is "absolutely more than possible to exercise and stay in shape with a pre-existing back condition."
Travis Perret, owner of Exercise Therapy of Kansas City, is an exercise therapist and corrective exercise specialist. He has 20 years of experience in helping people get back their lives from chronic pain through corrective exercise.
Dr. David Hanscom's book, Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain, explores how a turbocharged central nervous system contributes to chronic pain. Dr. Hanscom himself suffered from chronic pain and chronicles his own recovering in the book too.
Dr. Vijay Vad on the causes of back pain and a few simple, self-help options to alleviate chronic pain.
Read this article originally published in The Wall Street Journal titled, "In Excruciating New Cure for Back Pain, Doctors Tell Patients to Hit the Weights." It highlights the Physicians Neck and Back Clinic in Minnesota.
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http://www.rehabps.cz/rehab/certified_trainers.php (Certified trainers)
Here is a thorough cheat sheet for exercises to strengthen lumbar instability and additional background information on why these specific exercises work in targeting this region and alleviating back pain.