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Breathing

Diaphragmatic control and breathing can be an important part of Core stability, and an important part of relaxation.

Heel Slide

A great starting exercise. Using their elbows balance, have the user slide their heel away from them and back in a controlled manner.

For advanced users, lift the elbows off the ground.

Using an inflatable ball adds more feedback to the user.

Shoulder Rehab: ER with Theraband

By |September 27th, 2010|14. Shoulder|0 Comments|

One Leg Squat

A progression on the Squat Pattern.

A One-Leg Squat can increase the intensity of the squat, or address asymmetrical weakness

Performing a squat pattern with the Oov Standing, allows good proprioceptive feedback and activation of the core and pelvic floor.

The user goes into the squat pattern, having to hold the Oov against the wall by applying a slight upward force. This will keep activation through the Glutes in an eccentric activation, while still engaging the core and pelvic floor.

Also, as the Oov is maintaing the curve in the Lumbar Spine, and the Oov moves with the user due to its curved shape, it stops the user flexing in the lumbar spine, and encourages the desired flexion at the Hip Joint.

Oov Squat Pattern

Performing a squat pattern with the Oov Standing, allows good proprioceptive feedback and activation of the core and pelvic floor.

The user goes into the squat pattern, having to hold the Oov against the wall by applying a slight upward force. This will keep activation through the Glutes in an eccentric activation, while still engaging the core and pelvic floor.

Also, as the Oov is maintaing the curve in the Lumbar Spine, and the Oov moves with the user due to its curved shape, it stops the user flexing in the lumbar spine, and encourages the desired flexion at the Hip Joint.

Oov Standing Positioning

Using the Oov standing is a progression from lying down on the Oov, increasing weight bearing and function.

Its important to position correctly. By Holding the Oov then up against the wall, the user is activating their Glutes, Core and Pelvic Floor, whilst the Lordosis of the Lumbar Spine is maintained.

The Scapular are free to move, and the support of the material at the Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine help restrict hyper extension throughout all areas of the spine.

Shoulder Rehab: PNF with Ball

The Oov is a great tool to begin shoulder rehabilitation with, as the unique design supports the curves of the spine, the instability activates the Core Stabilizers and the Scapular Cutaways allow full Scapular Mobility. The fact that the spine is supported also inhibits any compensatory movement through the spine to achieve shoulder movement, allowing for accurate assessment and treatment of the Shoulder

By using a plastic inflatable ball to push against, this gives the user good feedback and a slight resistance, increasing the amount of activation.

A good starting point with Shoulder Rehab.

Thoracic Mobilizers

To maximize extension of the thoracic spine and stabilize the inferior angle of the scapular, the optimum position is to place the users feet on a bench or chair, or for advanced users on a swiss ball. From this position, the ability to extend the lumbar spine is reduced. To lock off extension even more, have them push their heels down into the bench, activating their glutes and inhibiting lumbar extension. Any overhead work then creates extension in the thoracic spine, thus mobilizing it.

In the movements where the legs are fixed and the arms are moving, the mobilization is more on the upper thoracic. In the movements where the arms are fixed and the legs are moving, the mobilization is more on the lower thoracic.

Watch the following videos for some ideas:
Thoracic Mobilizer 1:

Thoracic Mobilizer 2:

Thoracic Mobilizer 3:

Thoracic Mobilizer 4:

Foot Positions

Changes in foot orientation and foot position will load the hips differently initiating different activations.

Also placing the feet up on a chair, helps stabilize hyper extension, and mobilize the thoracic spine.