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Core-Tex RT is used in:
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Core-Tex™

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. 

Enjoy this exciting video that gives you a taste of some of the more dynamic exercises for individuals and group.  Make sure your volume is on!

There are so many benefits to the unrestricted rotational component to Core-Tex, especially for rotational athletes. But one application often overlooked is the influence the motion of Core-Tex will have on a ground-based limb. 

This demo uses the basic mechanics of a golf swing to highlight how the athlete can promote improved hip rotation on the fixed leg.  Core-Tex guides the movement on the ground based leg by rotating with the contralateral limb in contact with Core-Tex.

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."

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 our half 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. 

Here we take another "known" exercise and make it more integrated and 3 dimensional with Core-Tex.  Using the principles of reactive training, the Core-Tex Side Plank changes how, when and where your core fires for stability.  Expand the body's resiliency by exposing it to greater variability in stressors and problems to solve.  

Combine that with the added opportunity of challenging the shoulder girdle simultaneously and the body integrates the transfer of stability from the core to allow the shoulder to drive the Core-Tex.  

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. 

The demands of basketball are diverse.  Outside of pure technical skills, the need for quick feet and change of direction in a crowd of people is an ongoing part of the game.  The ability to hold your ground when force is applied to your arms and upper body places a huge demand on the vertical core as well. 

Core-Tex inventor, Anthony Carey shakes off some of the rust from his playing days to demonstrate some basketball specific conditioning work that can also be a great part of any small group or private training session. 

We are often taken back by the creativity with Core-Tex that is shared by our community. This video is an excellent representation of just that. Sent to us by Gabriel Hidalgo, owner of LivFit Health in south Florida, this video demonstrates some great myofascial mobilization moves that are followed with integration of the same body segments.

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 from The 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. 

Let that scapula dance!

The brilliant Dr. Gary Gray of the Gray Institute was an early adopter of Core-Tex and immediately saw the benefits and unique opportunities Core-Tex provides to applied functional science.

In this TBT (throwback Thursday) post from a Gray Institute newsletter, Gary talks about many of the benefits available from Core-Tex.

We are proud that Core-Tex is in use at the Gray Institute and also available through their online store https://www.grayinstitute.com/store/category/1/all