Training the gluteal muscles alone will do nothing if all the person knows is how to use is their low back for everything that they do. Bracing is the term we use to explain the engagement of the muscles that wrap around the middle of our bodies.
The forces caused by motor vehicle accidents are incredibly harmful to the body, even at low speeds.
Opportunities to help should not be taken lightly. If you have the ability to help someone, you should do it, and figure out the logistics later. Things like reimbursement and time should be secondary. We always “Treat first.” Sometimes this has us lose a little. Most times it gives us much more in return, as Dr. Q experienced with the Portland Fire Department.