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Question about physiotherapy after surgery

For all who doing physio after surgery how do you get to the floor?
I am 6 weeks after L345 laminectomy and started physio recently. I am cleared to bend and twist. I have hard time getting to the floor and more to get up.
And my physio told me do it on the bed for now but it is very uncomfortable on bed to do physio.


  • AJGormitAAJGormit Posts: 385
    edited 05/19/2015 - 5:03 AM
    Hi Andrew
    I am 18 days post op and do all my exercises on the bed.

    During my previous surgery I progressed to the floor when my exercises were increased at about 8 weeks from memory. I used the bed edge for support to lower onto my knees and then almost half log roll to get down and the same on way up.

    As my surgeon said 'listen to your body' . . if it is struggling too much do not push it beyond its limits :-) Good luck
    L5/S1 herniation Apr 2013
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    L5/S1 discectomy Jan 2014
    L5/S1 nerve roo &, facet joint injections & edpidural Jan 2015
    L5/S1 revised discectomy, L4/L5 discectomy & Wallis Inswing Stabilisation L4/L5 May 1st 2015

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