Protocols for Total Spine Correction
Full Exam: You may schedule this appointment online HERE
Xrays: Full Spine + Stress Xray’s to assess correction
**Re-X-ray: After 30+ treatments (within 3 months) based on patient visit schedule
Phase 1: Just walking (18 mins)
Phase 2: Stepping onto vibe plate (1 min intervals)
Retraction strap around back of the head (5 second holds 10x, 3-5 sets)
Vibe Plate Stepping (if shoulder imbalance)
Lower shoulder holding bar (18 mins)
Traction Roll for restoring proper Cervical Curve (receive instruction from DD)
Follow guidelines sheet provided
Most people will position at the base of the shoulders (lower placement)
Vital to get to over 18 mins!
Best Exercise for Lateral Lumbar Curve (on side of curve)
Roll up standard bath towel (4-8 inches in diameter)
Secure with rubber band or shoelace
Then lie on towel with pressure directly on the apex of the convex side
**Rule of Thumb: Have towel positioned just above the crest of your hip and just below the ribcage
18 mins (watch favorite show or read while lying)
Support head with a pillow for comfort
Keep pillow between legs to stabilize the pelvis by keeping your knees & hips in alignment
Scapular Exercise (may incorporate with Leg Drop below)
T1/T2 Curve, hold arm up high (on side of curve)
T3-T6 Curve, hold arm bent 90 degrees against a wall (on side of curve)
T7-T10 Curve, pin arm to side against wall (on side of curve)
Leg Drop for Pelvis
If Lt convexity, then Right foot step
If Rt convexity, then Left foot step
Then just drop your pelvis down and hold
(Hold 1 min, daily)
Calf Stretch (Soleus Stretch) (for proper biomechanics & blood/nerve flow to foot)
Heel on ground, put ball of foot wedged against a brick/block of wood
Lean into the stretch with a bent knee as far as possible and hold to increase flexibility and improve blood flow to the foot and ankle
Hold 1 min (1-3x daily)
(*Walk barefoot at home)
Neck Extensions (therapy while sitting or working at desk)
Hand towel around lower cervicals and braced on chest
Mild extensions, 3 positions (straight & head rotated 45 degrees each way)
50-100 reps (multiple times through the day)
Neck Retractions (therapy while in car)
Press head straight back into headrest (5 sec Holds, 10x)
Hold for 5 secs, 10 times (5x/day)
Squeeze like you’re trying to hold your pee
Sit with towel rolled on lower back (20 mins on, 10 off) if sitting for awhile
8-12 reps (2 sec holds)
Lumbar Disc Strengthening
Stand with legs just beyond shoulder level and interlock your hands in front of your chest.
Rotate your body to one side thrusting with your arms for more leverage.
Go back and forth, side to side, 100x/session
Never sit for more than 20-30 mins at a time (get up a move for 5 mins).
Do NOT sit with slumped posture.
5-10 degrees of separation for lower back with shoulders stabilized on back of chair.
Modify Computer/Work Station
Never look down at your monitor/screen.
Position screen at eye level or 5-10 degrees above eye level.
Position the keyboard & mouse close to body so elbows can rest on arm rests.
Never sleep on your stomach.
Restorative Sleep = (10pm-2am) Must be Asleep!!
Back sleeping: With pillow under knees, arms below shoulders & head back with contour pillow
Side sleeping: With pillow between knees (knees/hips level), arms below shoulders & head cradled with one pillow in alignment with spine (No tucked/fetal position)
Never eat after 7:30pm.
To reverse aging & arthritis: Must have clean blood!
Focus on plant-based diet.
Lots of anti-inflammatory foods.
Drink water (No high fructose corn syrup-sodas, energy drinks).
Limit or eliminate dairy.
Lots of good fats.
Probiotic daily + Vitamin D (especially in winter).
Deep breathing will help to oxygenate your brain and body, while helping your body become alkaline.
(Beginner) Diaphragmatic Breathing:
Breathe in for 7-10 secs, raising your diaphragm
Breathe out for 9-12 secs, lowering your diaphragm
Minimum of 1-3 mins, goal is to reach 10 mins (try meditating/praying during)
(Advanced) Wim Hof Method:
Full inhale deeply, then relax and let it go exhaling - 30x
After last exhalation hold your breath
Once you feel the urge to breathe take a deep breath and hold for 10-15 secs
That is 1 round, perform 1-5 rounds