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:
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.
How do you prepare a multi-directional joint to be resilient? By training it in multiple directions. The patented motion of Core-Tex feeds all the necessary variables to develop tissue strengthen and resiliency along all vectors while providing the motor system the stimulus to develop the needed strategies for the necessary stability and control.
Here is an unmatched approach to knee rehab and injury prevention using the hard platform of Core-Tex with its ability to access multiple vectors to challenge the knee, hip and ankle. The multiple and reactive variability challenges both the proprioceptive system and tissue tolerance in ways that can not be reproduced with any other environment.
Take your Core-Tex off the floor and open up incredible opportunities for the shoulder girdle. Use it for prehab, rehab, or dynamic warm-ups. Try these extremely effective exercises for your shoulder patients, athletes or clients.
The moves you'll see here will add valuable applications and novel ways to address the shoulder joint and shoulder girdle.
Our exercise video below really highlights several of the unique characteristics of the patented motion of Core-Tex. This version of the Split Squat on Core-Tex allows you to target the glutes and posterior hip in all 3 planes AND add the necessary positive stress to the soft tissue structures of the knee. This application will build resiliency against contact and non-contact stressors.
No other environment will allow you to systematically expose the knee to an unlimited number of force vectors in a controlled environment like Core-Tex.
According to the most current Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy in the Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy:
"For the greatest reduction in future medical costs and prevention of ACL injuries, osteoarthritis, and total knee replacements, clinicians, coaches, parents, and athletes should encourage implementation of exercise-based ACL injury prevention programs in athletes 12 to 25 years of age and involved in sports with a high risk of ACL injury."
Why not take a "known" rehab exercise and progress it in a novel and functional way? Take a look at how you can create a progression for your rotator cuff patients and athletes.
Take advantage of the motion of Core-Tex, the stability of the handrail and a few mini bands and you have a rotator cuff strengthening exercise that is more integrated and more interesting to your patient.
This single arm work is going to light up the core and shoulder stabilization. The reactive variability of Core-Tex turns on all the stabilizers through the core and shoulder girdle in response to all of the available movements of Core-Tex. A big "thank you" from John Sinclair of Hive Performance for sharing with us.
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!
The Glute Bridge aka Hip Bridge or Hip Thrust is a very popular and effective exercise. This sagittal plane movement is great for targeting the posterior chain. But what happens when you "super-size" the demand on the posterior hip by driving variable vector forces into the hip from the torso motion on Core-Tex? A completely unique challenge to the neuro-muscular system for stability and strength gains not found with any other product. Add a familiar tool you are probably already using to further vary the environment.