Studies suggest that proactive strengthening and flexibility-recovery exercises can speed recovery after spine surgery. Whether a patient is preparing for or recovering from spinal surgery, recuperating from a back injury or just dealing with a fragile back, the Pilates specialist and Lincoln Orthopedic Physical Therapy will design a regimen that will help patients manage pain and regain strength and mobility. The exercises are modified Pilates exercises to accommodate partially immobilised spines, making these routines safe and effective for patients with fragile backs. These exercises and routines are designed not to compromise a spinal fusion. This course of therapy does what Pilates exercises do best – stretch, strengthen and tone the trunk with precise positioning and movement, rather than repetition.