Balance training runs the continuum of fall prevention for the elderly and/or physically challenged to extreme demands of elite athletes and performers. The former is directly tied to function, quality of life and injury avoidance.
The research paper linked below compares conventional balance training (CBT) and reactive balance training (RBT). Although the study did not use Core-Tex, the RBT aspect did include a translation of the base of support, which is only one of the multiple characteristics of Core-Tex. Core-Tex will also tilt and rotate combined with the translation.
Using both "known" foot strengthening exercises and exercises only available to Core-Tex, users can benefit from the patented motion to build foot strength and stability.
With all of the variable motion available with Core-Tex, the joints of the foot and toes and the intrinsic muscles of the foot are exposed to positions and demands that optimize foot stability and function.
The lateral myofascial line/chain/train consists of muscles and tissue that are primarily in the frontal plane but have functions in the other planes as well. Using the transverse plane motion of Core-Tex, we take advantage of the transverse plane AND other vectors using the patented motion of Core-Tex to create mobility in this tissue from top to bottom.
The motion of Core-Tex provides unique and specialized advantages for users of all ages and objectives. In this sample mash-up, you will see active aging Core-Tex users applying in need of hip rehab, shoulder mobility, ski fitness and so much more.
Using the spiraling motion of the PNF pattern, and the coil-to-uncoil applications of Core-Tex, we can produce an fully integrated movement for the shoulder girdle. Pay special attention to the cues for hand positioning to optimize the response of the entire shoulder girdle and thoracic back.
Limited internal hip rotation has been associated with lower back pain as the lumbar spine is subjected to rotational motions it is not designed for. Using Core-Tex in a functionally loaded position, can produce immediate results in internal hip rotation range of motion.
Balance is essentially a sub-category of reactive training. You can't execute a purposeful recovery strategy until you first react to the change in the environment. Let Core-Tex help prime your nervous system and musculoskeletal system to meet balance needs across multiple scenarios.
All unstable surfaces are not the same. When looking at the literature, it is often very challenging to differentiate between types of surfaces used in any given study or what is being compared in systematic reviews. This matters because they each have their own characteristics. Here, Core-Tex inventor and biomechanics expert Anthony Carey discusses some of the principles.