Physical Therapy after spine surgery can help you restore the strength of your spine. A gradual return to everyday activities are important for your full recovery after spine surgery. A physical therapist can help you determine the correct exercise to perform after surgery. The appropriate post surgery therapy plan will help a patient achieve maximum range of motion, strength, and flexibility. Rehabilitation goals are to help maintain a successful independent level of functioning with activities of daily living as well as help prevent future problems. Spinal care will need to be a lifelong habit and must be maintained with regular exercise and good mechanics during all daily activities.
Meet Axis Brain and Back’s Physical Therapist, Jerry Valentine.
Physical Therapist Jerry Valentine’s patients receive a hands-on approach of manual therapy and one-on-one instruction in exercises to address their individual needs. He strongly emphasizes patient education to achieve long lasting results.
Jerry is a 1995 graduate of LSUMC School of Allied Health in Physical Therapy. With over 20 years of experience in physical therapy, Jerry has worked with professional athletes including The Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Knights, WCW Wrestlers, and Professional Rodeo Association. Outpatient Sports Medicine and Orthopedics is Jerry’s passion. Jerry has a background in ACL, Tommy John (UCL) & Rotator Cuff Reconstruction Rehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Foot Therapy, SI Joint Dysfunction, Cervical Dysfunction, Lumbar Dysfunction and Balance Dysfunction.
Jerry and his wife of 17 years, Jodi spend most of their weekends supporting and cheering on their daughter, Jordan in volleyball. Together they enjoy scuba diving, snow skiing, hunting, fishing and traveling. As an integral part of our team at Axis Brain & Back Institute, he is ready to start a treatment plan with you today!