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Ankle Joint Mobility

Ankle sprains represent one of the largest, if not the largest occurring injury in collegiate sports.  Ligament sprains of the ankle also effect all demographics with poor rehabilitation of the initial injury being a leading risk factor for recurring sprains.

Loss of dorsi flexion due to sub-optimal articulation of the ankle mortise frequently occurs following ankle sprains. Additionally, research has shown the significance of hip strength in preventing ankle sprains.

Watch how the motion of Core-Tex and the smoothness of the motion allows for a very unique way of addressing both dorsi flexion AND hip involvement at the same time.  

This is a great way to get your hands off your patient or athlete and let them work independently combining range of motion and neuromuscular control.  A win win!

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This article originally appeared on www.strengthresurgence.com

You’re about to get detailed insight into an incredibly unique piece of equipment that is basically a Swiss Army Knife for optimizing numerous aspects of human movement.

It’s known as the Core-Tex Reactive Trainer. I bought it a few months ago and have been putting it through its paces, and…let’s just say it offers some very unique features we need to talk about.

As a physical therapist and strength & conditioning specialist who is obnoxiously passionate about helping patients and athletes overcome injuries and maximize their physical performance, I’m always on the hunt for equipment that can make a difference in their lives.

We often see our Core-Tex family assume upright balance training on Core-Tex goes from two hands on the handrail to hands free and no use of the handrail.  In other words, going from the most help to the least help. This may lead to a misinterpretation of Core-Tex being "too advanced" and a missed opportunity to scale your balance progressions in a way that allows the user to be successful.
Core-Tex plays well with others.  With the increased interest and research around dual tasking of cognitive exercises plus motor challenges, Core-Tex is emerging as a clinical favorite for many reasons: