I have been performing a lots of stretches to improve flexibility in my back and hips. My physio says I am much looser now and my muscles are not all knotted up any more, but relaxed.
I have also have a list of exercises for my glutes, hamstrings and back. Isometrics and very simple movements that are meant to teach proper mechanics to make up for all the compensating I have been doing. This is how it was explained to me. I believe this is all in line with your advice.
I am grateful for my Physiotherapist. She has done a good job at getting me back to being able to go through the day without pain. I am exercising again as well (simple callisthenics), which is great.
However, as I said I feel my recovery is starting to plateau. While daily life is tolerable I do not foresee having lifting or any dynamic movements with significant weight possible anytime soon.
Should I be looking at other forms of treatment to do alongside of physio? Do others exist?
What about a chiropractor?
I am confused- If my vertebra is twisted slightly, yet all the muscles are loose, and not pulling on things, then why isn't my vertebra realigning? How will it do this if it isn't already? This has not been explained to me by anyway. I've simply been told: It will learn to move properly again.
Or am I being impatient? I guess I'm also looking for some insight here- Are my expectations about recovery unrealistic?