Check out this video of @greg_dulcich who is going to UCLA to play D1 college football this upcoming fall. Greg was referred to Craig after dealing with long standing hamstring pain, however following further assessment it was his back that was giving him significant issues. Greg ended up having a lumbar microdiscectomy and now he is back to participating in football drills, weight lifting, and enjoying life without any back pain.
Demonstrated in this video are some exercises and mobility drills that we like to use in the earlier stages of lumbar microdiscectomy rehab. There tends to be a lot of neural ‘mechanosensitivity’, a fancy word for nerve sensitivity that can make the glutes and hamstrings feel extremely tight.
Be sure to check out phase 2 that features higher level exercises and sport specific training!!