Limited ankle mobility can be the difference between a well executed squat and significant stress on the lower back and knees. After passive soft tissue work, (foam rolling, massage, percussion, etc.) we have to get active.
Addressing the myofascial lines using the patented motion of Core-Tex to create "bottom up", body wide reactions that you just can't do otherwise. The oscillating motion available on Core-Tex has a unique effect on reducing muscle tension and making the tissue overall more compliant to lengthening.
The benefits of the controlled, dynamic motion of Core-Tex for mobility is especially beneficial to the senior population. The ability to target all aspects of the tissue, while hydrating and keeping the nervous system engaged goes far beyond any floor based static stretching. All movements are safe, controlled and dynamic utilizing all the movements of Core-Tex to access areas of the tissue one can not get on their own or even with a therapist or coach.
The participants immediately feel the results and show objective improvements in ROM!
This is a great mobility warm-up that hits the body 3 dimensionally, primes the nervous system and gets the heart rate and circulation going. Try this before your next workout as it preps you from top to bottom and experience Reactive Training!
Hip mobility is a big concern for most. Finding a strategy that works in ways that nothing else does can be a game changer. This hip/groin mobilization move takes full advantage of all the available vectors of Core-Tex to target the tissue in areas you may have never explored before.
Similar to ourhalf kneeling version, the standing version puts more emphasis on the single joint tissue and allows us to integrate the ankle and to some extent the rear foot. Follow along to understand the best ways to maximize this mobility move.
Pain is a complex experience. Along with the biomechanical/biological elements, the psychological and social influences around expectations, beliefs, coaches, teammates, etc. all influence the body's response. For the athlete, chronic pain related to their sport can be devastating.
Golf is a prime example of a sport with a highly consistent movement pattern. If that movement pattern produces pain or interferes with the preferred pattern- performance suffers.
This video will show how John Sinclair, Performance Coach fromThe Hive performance center in Davie, Florida took his Division 1 golfer from FSU back to 100% using the environment created by Core-Tex.
The thoracic spine is a key link in all sport rotational requirements. Limitations will transfer responsibilities to places that are not designed to rotate the same (like the lower back). Using Core-Tex to create rotation in a novel way-from the bottom up changes the input to the nervous system and creates opportunity for significant improvement. Sprinkle in the variability of the platform and you have a very powerful way to improve thoracic rotation!
Those pesky hamstrings where everyone feels tight and no one likes to stretch. Let's go beyond the limited sagittal plane only stretching and experience how we can lengthen and load the tissue in multiple vectors. Target muscles fibers that you would never get on your own or even with the help of a therapist!
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!
A traditional yoga flow can be progressed by using the Core-Tex platform to introduce some reactive variability to the body. Using the handrail for added stability-the tilt, slide and translation of Core-Tex can create an entirely novel user experience.
By introducing the transverse plane alone to these moves, the body's muscles, joints and righting reflexes are challenged in ways unique to the Core-Tex experience.
This is another great example of how the environment created by Core-Tex can be applied to an incredible number of fitness and rehabilitative objectives.
Take this familiar arm position we use on the wall to mobilize the thoracic spine, add the patented motion of Core-Tex and you have a very unique and effective way to enhance scapular motion. This is also a great move to help mobilize the tissue inferior to the posterior shoulder joint.