At MN Spine and Sport, we tie in our knowledge and experience in strength & conditioning with our treatment protocols backed by research. Dr. Schreiber is board certified in rehabilitation and uses this knowledge to analyze the mechanism of injury and to make recommendations on training programs in conjunction with your treatment plan. Because of the demands of bodybuilding and weightlifting, over-use injuries are very, very common. By nature, this sport/activity produces muscular imbalances if the person does not carefully intertwine mobility, recovery and specific prehab protocols in their program. Prehab is simply corrective exercises that are meant to target weaknesses and dysfunctions in the individual to prevent injury.
The main problem with most resistance training exercises is that the superficial “beach” muscles are the only muscles trained. These muscles then grow bigger, stronger and more powerful. However, if you do not train the stabilizers around these large muscles, you have a perfect recipe for over-use injuries. These injuries can be anything from a strain, tendonitis, to severe enough that surgical options may have to be explored. Our goal is to provide thoughtful care to patients in the Twin Cities metro by addressing and treating the injury before the thought of surgery is ever a reality, then develop a prevention program for the present and future.