The Low Back Fix is the industry leading, state of the art, online rehabilitation program that combines cutting edge physical therapy, movement, and strength training.
Through the leadership of Dr. Theresa Larson, DPT and Anders Varner, CFSC CFL2, The Low Back Fix has combined best practices developed over 20 years of research, coaching, and treatment of 80,000 athletes and patients worldwide.
We created The Low Back Fix as a movement-based platform designed to create a customized approach to healing low back pain at its source. Our aim is to educate you on the root causes of the pain, give you a program to follow and help you live pain free forever.
You Are Not Alone
The American Chiropractic Association estimates that at any given time 31 million Americans are experiencing low back pain and 80% of the population will suffer from back pain in their life. It is the leading cause of disability and lost wages in the U.S., and Americans spend over $50 billion per year treating the symptoms of this pain.
More importantly, over 85% of low back pain is mechanical in nature and therefore AVOIDABLE. Mechanical issues result from poor movement patterns and posture, over-exposure to sitting, and a loss of flexibility, stability, or balance. Mechanical issues refer to a breakdown in the system of movement that is innate to our health, longevity, and ability to live pain free.
The human body is comprised of unique systems that work together to allow you to move throughout your day. You’re familiar with most of these (think cardiovascular system, digestive system). Although you experience pain, there is no pain system in the human body. Pain is a response to a threat. Your body uses pain as a mechanism to avoid the threat.
Your spine is the highway that sends signals from your brain to your entire body. It is very important to your daily function, survival, and long term health. Any damage done to the spine is clearly a very bad thing and your brain is hyper-aware of keeping the spine safe. With any sense of threat the brain will fire the pain signal to your low back varying in levels of pain from “slightly uncomfortable” to “debilitating.”
Your Spine is Important
The spine is the most important structure in the human body. It is made up of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, vertebrae, and disks that stack on top of each other from the base of the brain to below your hips.
Every single movement your body makes involves the spine. Sitting down, reaching, bending, twisting, and standing all expose the spine to movement.
Your body is designed to move in certain ways, which we at The Low Back Fix call global movement patterns. These patterns, when done correctly, protect the spine, vertebrae, and disks. Because of the rigors of daily life, activity, and work setting, your body will begin to develop some bad movement habits. Rarely, however, will the pain hit right away. Your muscles and bones take the brunt of the impact from poor movement. Over time however, the muscle tissue breaks down and your spine becomes vulnerable to injury. The brain quickly recognizes this threat, sends the pain signal to your low back, and now you suffer from chronic low back pain.