About 80 percent of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. If you’re among them, you know how debilitating it can be. For GatorCare members suffering from chronic back pain, the Back in Motion self-management program can help provide relief.
Participants complete an online education module before beginning one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer at the UF Health Fitness and Wellness Center, where they receive guidance on basic flexibility and strengthening exercises.
Between sessions, participants continue with the exercises on their own. A tracking component holds them accountable and keeps them motivated.
While Back in Motion is a great option for those experiencing back pain for an extended period, the program is not a replacement for formal physical therapy or other management strategies when applicable.
“The program is designed to motivate individuals who suffer from chronic back pain,” said Traye McGehee, M.A., A.T.C., UF Health Fitness and Wellness Center clinical coordinator. “We hope to provide some accountability for them to consistently exercise, because studies have shown that this is one proven method to help decrease back pain.”
Visit GatorCare.org/back to learn more. Learn about our fitness center at fitness.UFHealth.org.