For long femurs, (my wife is just under 5-9 and has a 36 inch inseam), use a clubbell relative to the client's strength. Hold it like a goblet squat and do thrusters. Because of the unwieldiness, you tend to stabilize and 'groove' better. If you bend forward, the clubbell falls.
Disk issues,....Read Yoga For Regular Guys. DDP had a blown disk and came back at an advanced age to wrestle.