You can't treat thoracic mobility like hip, or shoulder or ankle mobility. The hip, shoulder and ankle are individual joints. The thoracic spine is major body segment with multiple joints involved, plus the neurologically sensitive diaphragm.
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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.
Pairing the omni-directional motion of Core-Tex with the vibration of Power Plate during a glute bridge/hip thrust allows for the movement of the torso to create variability to the joints and muscles during the exercise. This version of this popular exercise is great for challenging the posterior chain in novel ways.
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."
Take a "known" exercise to the reactive environment of Core-Tex and you get a much more comprehensive experience. This version of the Curtsy Lunge can be used as a gentle mobility warm-up or ramped to a high-intensity reactive exercise. With the transverse plane motion of Core-Tex, you get:
1. Rotational demand on the glute/hip complex
2. The need to accelerate, decelerate and re-accelerate rotation from the hip
3. Challenge rotational stability at the knee as the foot and lower move faster and arrive earlier and stay later than the hip
4. Thoracic spine rotational mobility as the upper body is fixed while pelvis rotates below.
5. Reactive variability at all involved joints as each repetition is different based on the motion of Core-Tex.
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.
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.
Stability or physio balls are great. But sometimes they are a pain and sometimes there are better options for certain populations. Watch how effective combining the BOSU and Core-Tex are at creating a novel and effective seated exercise environment.
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.