S4 and tail bone fractures. S4 and tail bone fractures.

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    Default S4 and tail bone fractures.

    Good morning.

    Had the misfortune of a motorcycle crash on Wed. I havenít read my report but was told I have fractured S4 and my tail bone. Iím walking with a walker right now (barely)and hopefully get discharged soon. My game plan is to walk and push ROM for body weight squats. I wonít try anything weight bearing for a few weeks or as pain and meds dictate. Once I can get a bar on my back Iíll seek a coach.

    Does this sound reasonable? Obviously Iím not seeking medical advice.

    Thanks for all you do.
    Warren

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    Do you have a prowler?

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    No but I’ll get one and a roll of Astro turf.

    Warren

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    That's my suggestion.

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    why pushing the sled and not the squat and dead , , , ?

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    That's where he starts. The upright position maintains the correct relationships within the healing sacrum and tailbone while loading the structures, driving the bone remodeling without stressing the positional repair. This is just for 2-3 weeks before he starts back with the lifts.

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    Thanks again for the input. Looks like I am just going to be doing drop ins at a local gym to use a prowler. I havenít done any prowler work in the past but will brush up on your how to video. Do you have any recommendations on how to programming the prowler work/rehab?

    Warren

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    Start light, low volume. Add weight and volume.

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