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.
By dictating the user position on the platform, you can target specific motions of the lumber spine and the lower thoracic spine that will improve motion and stability. These lower threshold moves are excellent for the patient or athlete currently experiencing lower back pain. The subtle, fluid motions of the platform can reduce the threat and encourage safe motion. The user can perform completely independently of the therapist or trainer, allowing for ongoing motor learning and movement confidence.
We have the honor of sharing with you some hip rehab applications sent to us by physical therapist Bryce Taylor. Bryce shares with us:
"I have a unique opportunity to capture overhead views at my clinic and for the Core-Tex, this makes sense. I've been working with this gentleman for several hip-related cases to restore functional mobility and return him to competitive distance running. He has had surgeries for labral tears and hip impingement. In this case, the Core-Tex has aided in self-administered and guided multi-planar end range of motion of the hip and lower kinetic chain. I like that they can freely explore within the limits of their own subjective boundaries and that, I believe, can have more impact than passive motion."
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.
Using the new Core-Tex Dual, we demonstrate how you can access lateral spinal flexion using the motion of the Core-Tex and the anchor options for the hands on both sides of the platform. The supine, unloaded position and reactivity of the platform allow you to access different segments of the spine during motion.
Choose to keep the motion dynamic, or hold for longer intervals with the upper body anchored and drive the motion to the same side repeatedly by driving rotation with the legs.