Boot Camp Programs
For treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Sciatica
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is one of the most common causes of pain, disability and loss of independence in older adults. It is usually caused by age-related degenerative osteoarthritis of the lower back which can lead to narrowing of the spinal canals and compression of spinal nerves that travel to the lower back and legs.
Sciatic is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that include primarily radiating buttock and leg pain.
These symptoms are usually caused by irritation or injury to the sciatic nerve, which happens most commonly from a herniated disc in the low back. Disc injuries usually occur in the younger population when there is more hydration to the disc.
Spinemobility Boot Camp Programs are evidence-based self-management training programs delivered online for individuals with spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions. These programs were designed by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia, Associate Scientist and Director of the Spine Clinic and Spinal Stenosis Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
The Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Boot Camp Program has been clinically tested with 85% success rate to significantly improve pain, walking distance and overall function, in both short and long term. The program equips individuals with knowledge, skill and self-confidence to manage LSS for life.
The Boot Camp Program for Sciatica is aimed at reducing pain, maximizing function and reducing flare-ups in both short and long term. It provides manual therapy, exercises, postural training and self management strategies.
Boot Camp Programs are overseen at Davisville Yonge Clinics by Dr. Marg Russell. They are six weeks in duration and are delivered in a community-based setting.
Best practices recommend conservative management as the first line of treatment.