According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries represent a full 20% of all workplace injuries.
Our “Back to Function” back school program gives people tools to manage the debilitating effects of back pain, and to improve safe participation in life activities. Practical techniques and strategies for performing daily activities, as well as proper exercise techniques, will minimize stress and strain, reducing the effects and probability of reoccurrence of back pain.
What Makes Our Program Unique
Our back school program includes innovative, individualized education and exercise programs focused on active participation and problem-solving to help clients apply what they learn to real-life situations. The program is ideal for people with acute injuries, post-surgical patients, and people with chronic back pain. Components include:
- Anatomy, physiology and common causes of back pain
- Core stabilization and back safe exercises
- Proper posture and movement training
- Correct body mechanics and lifting techniques
- Proper work methods and ergonomic principles
- Education in anatomy, physiology and common causes of low back pain
Meet our Staff
Robert Hoctor: OTR/L, ATP, CEES
Bob has practiced as an occupational therapist since 1991. In addition, Bob is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. He is a certified functional capacity evaluator and has vast experience in work injury management. His practical approach has helped individual return to a productive life with enhanced activity and work abilities.
J. Zachary (Zach) Strandy: DPT
Zach graduated in 2007 with his Doctorate in physical therapy. He has expertise in providing quality individualized exercise programs and education to stabilize the back, manage symptoms and improve function.