BALANCED BODYWORKS LA Rejuvenate. Heal. Restore.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "BALANCED BODYWORKS LA Rejuvenate. Heal. Restore."

Transcription

1 Tools For Myofascial Self Massage and Stretching Foam Roller Lacrosse Ball (Hard) Stretch Strap What is Foam Rolling? Foam Rolling or Self Myofascial Release, is a form of soft tissue massage. Similar to massage, foam rolling uses ones own body weight to exert pressure against the rigid foam cylinder known as a Foam Roller. Our body's weight on the foam roller applies pressure to the muscles and fascia being rolled out. This provides a compression to the tissue. Compression is technique used in sports massage to release tension, adhesions, and muscle spasms. More focused compression, als know as Trigger Point Therapy or Neuromuscular Therapy, is another technique that the foam roller can provide. Trigger points are knots, or tight areas, in muscle tissue that may refer pain to other areas of the body. To relieve a trigger point a steady pressure must be administered directly to the area or point of tension for a period of 30 to 45 seconds. As time passes during steady pressure, the muscle will release and the pain will lessen. Treating the knots consistently will provide the muscle to function at full capacity. *The information contained in this handout is for educational purposes only. The reader assumes all liability for actual use of the exercise and stretches provided. Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise or fitness regimen. How to use the Foam Roller 1. Place the foam roller on the floor, select the muscle that needs to be loosened and place the muscle on the foam roller. Begin to roll the target muscle back and forth slowly, noticing tender areas or sore points. 2. Sit on each tender point that you found for approximately 45 to 60 seconds. Adjust the pressure by shifting your body weight around the tender points. Hold these points until the pain decreases. The pain should diminish after 60 seconds. 3. Foam rolling can cause some discomfort. The discomfort is usually a sign that the muscles have too much tension and need to be loosened. If foam rolling is painful, begin slowly and lightly and build the pressure as you become accustom to the foam roller. 4. If there is an area that is too painful to roll on, roll lightly around the edges of the area. It make take days before an inflamed area calms down enough to be rolled on. Use ice and a sports cream to help with the sore and painful areas.

2 5. Some areas of the body are easy to hurt and bruise with aggressive foam rolling. If this occurs, stop rolling the area and allow bruises and soreness to heal, and then roll area out with more caution. 6. Roll on soft tissue but be careful on joints or bony protrusions such as on the knee cap. 7. Our bodies respond well to consistency. If you use the foam roller daily, you will have be better results. Try to use the foam roller before and after your workouts and stretching stretching. This will help the muscles to be mobilized and normal movement to be less restricted by muscle tension. 8. If you are not getting results with your foam roller, you may be using improper technique. Roll slowly and pause on on tender or painful areas. Adequate pressure must be placed on the target muscle in order to receive benefit foam foam rolling.

3 Foam Rolling Techniques Upper Leg: Quadriceps(Single leg): Quadriceps(Double leg creates more pressure):

4 Vastus Lateralis(Outside Quadriceps): IT Band:

5 IT Band(Double leg creates more pressure): Hamstrings(Back of Upper leg; Single leg):

6 Hamstrings(Back of Upper leg; Double leg creates more pressure): Adductors(Inner Thigh):

7 Tensor Fasciae Latae(Front of upper leg): Hips: Gluteus Medius(Outside of Buttocks):

8 Gluteus Medius (Buttocks): Gluteus Maximus and external rotators of the hip(buttocks):

9 Lower Leg: Calf(Single Leg): Calf(Double leg creates more pressure):

10 Tibialis Anterior(Front of Calf): Peroneals(Outside of Calf):

11 Peroneals(Outside of Calf; Double leg creates more pressure): Torso: Erector Spinae(Back):

12 Pectoralis Major(Chest): Latissimus Dorsi(Lats):

13 Ball Rolling Techniques There are some areas in the body that a foam roller will not affect because of its broad surface area. If you have knots in your hips, low back, mid back (in between the shoulder blades), or upper shoulder area (upper trapezius) you may need a self massage device that delivers pinpointed pressure to a specific area. The tools to consider are a tennis ball or lacrosse ball. The lacrosse ball is firmer while the tennis ball will collapse under pressure. Both tools are effective in directing pressure to specific areas. The lacrosse ball or tennis ball are effective for reaching smaller muscle groups such as the rhomboids (between the shoulder blades) or the deeper gluteal muscles (such as the piriformis). The use of a lacrosse ball or tennis ball is much like using a foam roller. The ball is placed on the floor under you as you lower your target muscle onto the ball. Then use your body weight to roll the the ball over the target muscle or hold for seconds while taking nice long deep breaths. Note: Use with Caution- The lacrosse ball is very hard and delivers more direct pressure compared to the foam roller. Start lightly and gradually build to increase the amount of pressure. Beginning to fast or to hard could bruise or injure the target muscle. Try a tennis ball first and then graduate to a lacrosse ball. Lacrosse Ball Rolling Upper, Mid, and low Back: Upper Trapezius:

14 Rhomboids, Erector Spinae, Middle Trapezius: Lower Trapezius, Erector Spinae:

15 Quadratus Lumborum and Erector Spinae: Hips: Gluteus Medius and Minimus:

16 Piriformis:

17 Stretching Techniques Stretching is the process of placing particular parts of the body into a position that will lengthen, or elongate, the muscles and associated soft tissues. Upon undertaking a regular stretching program a number of changes begin to occur within the body and specifically within the muscles themselves. Other tissues that begin to adapt to the stretching process include the fascia, tendons, ligaments, skin and scar tissue. When improving flexibility, the major focus is on the muscles and their fascia (sheath). Muscles have two extremes; shortened and contracted or extended and lengthened. During inactive periods, our muscles and tendons become tight, inflexible, and loose the ability to reach full extension. During vigorous physical activity, we can over exert, overuse, and fatigue our muscles causing tension and tightness. Both active and inactive periods bring about the need to stretch out our muscles and regain extensibility, flexibility, and range of motion. Stretching provides a way to bridge inactivity and strenuous activity to help reduce the chance of injury. A regular flexibility training program, consistently used over the long term, is the only way to permanently improve your flexibility and range of motion.there are many types of stretching but these are some quick basic static stretches that can be performed anywhere. Stretching Tips and Precautions: Proper stretching will never be painful. If there is pain with the stretch you are performing, the stretch is too deep or the target muscle could be injured. Stretching usually feels good. After stretching the muscle(s) will have less tension and feel relaxed. Do not bounce into the stretches, instead ease into it slowly and gently. While stretching you will feel the target muscle being stretched. If there is no stretching sensation, then the stretch is not effective. Always use your breathing to ease into stretches. Take a deep inhale and then exhale while performing the stretch. Hold each stretch seconds and repeat 2-4 times. Always ease out of stretches with your breath. Get to know your body by noticing the tight areas and choose stretches that will benefit those areas of tension. Make it a routine to perform these stretches on a daily basis so that you remain flexible and your body responds quickly to the stretching. Static Stretches

18 Mid Back(Rhomboids): Pectoralis Major:

19 Pectoralis Minor: Side Bend: Combination of IT Band Low Back, Obliques, Lats and Pec

20 Side Angle Pose(Hamstring, Obliques, Low back): Calf: Straight Leg

21 Soleus: Bent Knee Quadriceps: Standing

22 Quadricepts: Side lying Hip Flexors:

23 Torso Twist: Hamstrings:

24 Adductors/Medial Hamstring: IT Band:

25 Hips/IT Band:

Don t. Hamstrings. Calf Muscles. both legs 2-3 times. stretch is felt in the back of the calf. Repeat with both legs 2-3 times.

Don t. Hamstrings. Calf Muscles. both legs 2-3 times. stretch is felt in the back of the calf. Repeat with both legs 2-3 times. Remember to: Warm-up your muscles first before stretching (e.g. stretch after walking). Stretch until you feel mild discomfort, not pain. Never bounce or force a stretch. Hold the stretch for 10-30 seconds

More information

Spine Conditioning Program Purpose of Program

Spine Conditioning Program Purpose of Program Prepared for: Prepared by: OrthoInfo Purpose of Program After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.

More information

THE GUIDE: ROLLING OUT

THE GUIDE: ROLLING OUT THE GUIDE: ROLLING OUT WHAT IS THE MYOFASCIAL SYSTEM? The Myofascial System is a superficial fascia (a thin sheath of silvery tissue) that wraps around the outer surface of muscles and individual muscle

More information

Self-Myofascial Release Foam Roller Massage

Self-Myofascial Release Foam Roller Massage How it works. Self-Myofascial Release Foam Roller Massage Traditional stretching techniques simply cause increases in muscle length and can actually increase your chances of injury. Self-myofascial release

More information

McMaster Spikeyball Therapy Drills

McMaster Spikeyball Therapy Drills BODY BLOCKS In sequencing Breathing and Tempo Flexibility / Mobility and Proprioception (feel) Upper body segment Middle body segment Lower body segment Extension / Static Posture Office / Computer Travel

More information

Hip Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program

Hip Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program Prepared for: Prepared by: OrthoInfo Purpose of Program After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.

More information

CHAPTER 3: BACK & ABDOMINAL STRETCHES. Standing Quad Stretch Athletic Edge - www.athleticedge.biz - (650) 815-6552

CHAPTER 3: BACK & ABDOMINAL STRETCHES. Standing Quad Stretch Athletic Edge - www.athleticedge.biz - (650) 815-6552 CHAPTER : BACK & ABDOMINAL STRETCHES Standing Quad Stretch ) Stand and grasp right ankle with same hand, use a wall or chair to Lower maintain Back balance with left hand. Maintain an upright Stretches

More information

For Deep Pressure Massage

For Deep Pressure Massage T H E R A C A N E O W N E R S M A N U A L For Deep Pressure Massage Thera Cane is a self massager used to apply pressure to sore muscles. The unique design of the Thera Cane lets you apply deep pressure

More information

COMMON OVERUSE INJURIES ATTRIBUTED TO CYCLING, AND WAYS TO MINIMIZE THESE INJURIES

COMMON OVERUSE INJURIES ATTRIBUTED TO CYCLING, AND WAYS TO MINIMIZE THESE INJURIES COMMON OVERUSE INJURIES ATTRIBUTED TO CYCLING, AND WAYS TO MINIMIZE THESE INJURIES Listed are a few of the most common overuse injuries associated with cycling long distances. 1. Cervical and upper back

More information

NETWORK FITNESS FACTS THE HIP

NETWORK FITNESS FACTS THE HIP NETWORK FITNESS FACTS THE HIP The Hip Joint ANATOMY OF THE HIP The hip bones are divided into 5 areas, which are: Image: www.health.com/health/static/hw/media/medical/hw/ hwkb17_042.jpg The hip joint is

More information

PERFORMANCE RUNNING. Piriformis Syndrome

PERFORMANCE RUNNING. Piriformis Syndrome Piriformis Syndrome Have you started to experience pain in your hip or down your leg while beginning or advancing your fitness program? This pain may be stemming from the piriformis muscle in your hip.

More information

Myofit Massage Therapy Stretches for Cycling

Myofit Massage Therapy Stretches for Cycling Guidelines for Stretching Always assume the stretch start position and comfortably apply the stretch as directed. Think Yoga - gently and slowly, no ballistic actions or bouncing at joint end range. Once

More information

SAMPLE WORKOUT Full Body

SAMPLE WORKOUT Full Body SAMPLE WORKOUT Full Body Perform each exercise: 30 secs each x 2 rounds or 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday Standing Squat Muscles: glutes (butt), quadriceps (thigh) Stand

More information

by Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Loren Fishman

by Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Loren Fishman 10 Yoga Poses for Low Back Pain Prevention by Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Loren Fishman Introduction This series of poses is designed to prevent future back pain and also to relieve back pain that you may

More information

KNEE EXERCISE PROGRAM

KNEE EXERCISE PROGRAM KNEE PROGRAM INTRODUCT ION Welcome to your knee exercise program. The exercises in the program are designed to improve your knee stability and strength of the muscles around your knee and hip. The strength

More information

Care at its Best! Foam Roller Exercise Program

Care at its Best! Foam Roller Exercise Program Foam Roller Exercise Program Foam rollers are a popular new addition the gym, physical therapy clinics or homes. Foam rollers are made of lightweight polyethyline foam. Cylindrical in shape, foam rollers

More information

Lumbar/Core Strength and Stability Exercises

Lumbar/Core Strength and Stability Exercises Athletic Medicine Lumbar/Core Strength and Stability Exercises Introduction Low back pain can be the result of many different things. Pain can be triggered by some combination of overuse, muscle strain,

More information

Fact sheet Exercises for older adults undergoing rehabilitation

Fact sheet Exercises for older adults undergoing rehabilitation Fact sheet Exercises for older adults undergoing rehabilitation Flexibility refers to the amount of movement possible around a joint and is necessary for normal activities of daily living such as stretching,

More information

Knee Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program

Knee Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program Prepared for: Prepared by: OrthoInfo Purpose of Program After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.

More information

CORRESPONDENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM

CORRESPONDENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM Deep Tissue Massage CORRESPONDENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM Check your receipt for course expiration date. After that date no credit will be awarded for this program. 1 How to Complete this Program Thank you

More information

Flexibility Assessment and Improvement Compiled and Adapted by Josh Thompson

Flexibility Assessment and Improvement Compiled and Adapted by Josh Thompson Flexibility Assessment and Improvement Compiled and Adapted by Josh Thompson Muscles must have a full and normal range of motion in order for joints and skeletal structure to function properly. Flexibility

More information

TheraCane. Owner's Manual

TheraCane. Owner's Manual TheraCane Owner's Manual THERA CANE 411 Thera Cane is a therapeutic massager that allows you to apply pressure to treat muscle dysfunction. Benefits of using the Thera Cane Eliminate painful knots in your

More information

ISOMETRIC EXERCISE HELPS REVERSE JOINT STIFFNESS, BUILDS MUSCLE, AND BOOSTS OVERALL FITNESS.

ISOMETRIC EXERCISE HELPS REVERSE JOINT STIFFNESS, BUILDS MUSCLE, AND BOOSTS OVERALL FITNESS. ISOMETRIC EXERCISE HELPS REVERSE JOINT STIFFNESS, BUILDS MUSCLE, AND BOOSTS OVERALL FITNESS. By Askari A. Kazmi KazmisBioscienceLabs exercise helps reverse joint stiffness, builds muscle, and boosts overall

More information

Sports Injury Treatment

Sports Injury Treatment Sports Injury Treatment Participating in a variety of sports is fun and healthy for children and adults. However, it's critical that before you participate in any sport, you are aware of the precautions

More information

DSM Spine+Sport - Mobility

DSM Spine+Sport - Mobility To set yourself up for success, practice keeping a neutral spine throughout all of these movements. This will ensure the tissue mobilization is being applied to the correct area, and make the techniques

More information

GET TO GRIPS WITH STRETCHING & SELF-MASSAGE

GET TO GRIPS WITH STRETCHING & SELF-MASSAGE GET TO GRIPS WITH STRETCHING & SELF- Dynamic stretches The following stretches should be performed prior to exercising or during rest periods between sets to help increases core temperature and muscle

More information

By Agnes Tan (PT) I-Sports Rehab Centre Island Hospital

By Agnes Tan (PT) I-Sports Rehab Centre Island Hospital By Agnes Tan (PT) I-Sports Rehab Centre Island Hospital Physiotherapy Provides aids to people Deals with abrasion and dysfunction (muscles, joints, bones) To control and repair maximum movement potentials

More information

Pre - Operative Rehabilitation Program for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Pre - Operative Rehabilitation Program for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Pre - Operative Rehabilitation Program for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction This protocol is designed to assist you with your preparation for surgery and should be followed under the direction

More information

Effective Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Effective Plantar Fasciitis Exercises Effective Plantar Fasciitis Exercises Effective Plantar Fasciitis Exercises - 12 Week Plantar Fasciitis Exercise Solution - 1 3 Month Plantar Fasciitis Exercise Program Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Structure

More information

What muscles do cyclists primarily use?

What muscles do cyclists primarily use? Stress & Injury The following information has been taken from freely available articles from British Cycling and other Cycling organisations. Sources are noted at the end of this document. Please note

More information

SELF-MASSAGE HANDOUTS

SELF-MASSAGE HANDOUTS SELF-MASSAGE HANDOUTS Self-Massage for the Head and Face Self-Massage for the Low Back and Buttocks Self-Massage for Runners Self-Massage for the Neck Self-Massage for the Feet Self-Massage for the Arms

More information

TIPS and EXERCISES for your knee stiffness. and pain

TIPS and EXERCISES for your knee stiffness. and pain TIPS and EXERCISES for your knee stiffness and pain KNEE EXERCISES Range of motion exercise 3 Knee bending exercises 3 Knee straightening exercises 5 STRENGTHENING EXERCISES 6 AEROBIC EXERCISE 10 ADDITIONAL

More information

Kelly Corso MS, ATC, CES, FMSC, CSST

Kelly Corso MS, ATC, CES, FMSC, CSST ACL Injury Prevention Program Kelly Corso MS, ATC, CES, FMSC, CSST What is the ACL??? The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament, attaches the front top portion of the shin bone (tibia) to the back bottom portion

More information

A small roller with a big effect. The mini roller for massaging, strengthening, stretching and warming up

A small roller with a big effect. The mini roller for massaging, strengthening, stretching and warming up A small roller with a big effect The mini roller for massaging, strengthening, stretching and warming up Suva Preventative products P. O Box, 6002 Lucerne Enquiries Tel. 041 419 58 51 Orders www.suva.ch/waswo

More information

CORRECTIVE CHIROPRACTIC EXERCISES

CORRECTIVE CHIROPRACTIC EXERCISES CORRECTIVE CHIROPRACTIC EXERCISES J O W E T T & M O U L T O N C h i r o p r a c t o r s introduction This booklet, presented by Jowett and Moulton Chiropractors, is designed to provide you with a general

More information

INJURY PREVENTION FOR RUNNER'S Presented By:

INJURY PREVENTION FOR RUNNER'S Presented By: INJURY PREVENTION FOR RUNNER'S Presented By: Sports Medicine Institute International 260 Sheridan Avenue, Suite B40 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 322-2809 (650) 325-6980 FAX www.smiweb.org 1) WHY DO RUNNER'S

More information

Foot and Ankle Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program

Foot and Ankle Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program Prepared for: Prepared by: OrthoInfo Purpose of Program After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.

More information

Shoulder Tendonitis. Brett Sanders, MD Center For Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic 2415 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga, TN (423) 624-2696

Shoulder Tendonitis. Brett Sanders, MD Center For Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic 2415 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga, TN (423) 624-2696 Shoulder Tendonitis Brett Sanders, MD Center For Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic 2415 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga, TN (423) 624-2696 Shoulder tendinitis is a common overuse injury in sports (such as swimming,

More information

Cast removal what to expect #3 Patient Information Leaflet

Cast removal what to expect #3 Patient Information Leaflet Cast removal what to expect #3 Patient Information Leaflet SM466 Now your cast is off, self help is the key! Follow the advice given to you by your doctor and the staff in the clinic. Your skin will be

More information

Cardiac Rehab Program: Stretching Exercises

Cardiac Rehab Program: Stretching Exercises Cardiac Rehab Program: Stretching Exercises Walk around the room, step side to side, ride a bike or walk on a treadmill for at least 5 minutes to warm up before doing these stretches. Stretch warm muscles

More information

Day #1: Dynamic Warm-Up, Cool-Down, and Stretching

Day #1: Dynamic Warm-Up, Cool-Down, and Stretching Day #1: Dynamic Warm-Up, Cool-Down, and Stretching After completing the PRT, the students will return to the gym to begin the Dynamic Warm-up gym session. Prior to initiating exercise, the CFL Instructor

More information

Sheet 1A. Treating short/tight muscles using MET. Pectorals. Upper trapezius. Levator scapula

Sheet 1A. Treating short/tight muscles using MET. Pectorals. Upper trapezius. Levator scapula Sheet 1A Treating short/tight muscles using MET Pectorals Once daily lie at edge of bed holding a half-kilo can, arm out sideways. Raise arm and hold for 10 seconds, then allow arm to hang down, stretching

More information

Basic Stretch Programme 3. Exercise Circuit 4

Basic Stretch Programme 3. Exercise Circuit 4 Basic Stretch Programme 3 Exercise Circuit 4 2 1 Calves Stand approximately 1 metre away from wall with legs straight and heels on floor. Step and lean forward and slowly push hips towards wall. Should

More information

Rehabilitation Program for Achilles Tendon Rupture/Repair

Rehabilitation Program for Achilles Tendon Rupture/Repair Rehabilitation Program for Achilles Tendon Rupture/Repair This protocol is designed to assist you with your rehabilitation after surgery and should be followed under the direction of a physiotherapist

More information

Runner's Injury Prevention

Runner's Injury Prevention JEN DAVIS DPT Runner's Injury Prevention Jen Davis DPT Orthopedic Physical Therapy Foot Traffic 7718 SE 13th Ave Portland, OR 97202 (503) 482-7232 Jen@runfastpt.com www.runfastpt.com!1 THE AMAZING RUNNER

More information

Hip Bursitis/Tendinitis

Hip Bursitis/Tendinitis Hip Bursitis/Tendinitis Anatomy and Biomechanics The hip is a ball and socket joint that occurs between the head of the femur (ball) and the acetabulum of the pelvis (socket). It is protected by several

More information

Hip and Trunk Exercise Program

Hip and Trunk Exercise Program Hip and Trunk Exercise Program Hip and Pelvis Exercise Program Gluteus Medius and Minimus (Hip Abductors) Page 2 Lateral Hip Rotators Page 6 Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and Illiotibial Band (ITB) Page 7 Lower

More information

Trochanteric Bursitis Self Management for Patients

Trochanteric Bursitis Self Management for Patients Trochanteric Bursitis Self Management for Patients Updated May 2010 What is the Trochanteric Bursa? The trochanteric bursa is a fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between

More information

Rehabilitation after shoulder dislocation

Rehabilitation after shoulder dislocation Physiotherapy Department Rehabilitation after shoulder dislocation Information for patients This information leaflet gives you advice on rehabilitation after your shoulder dislocation. It is not a substitute

More information

The Breathe Better resource has been developed in partnership with Wintec s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance with funding provided by

The Breathe Better resource has been developed in partnership with Wintec s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance with funding provided by BREATHE BETTER The Breathe Better resource has been developed in partnership with Wintec s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance with funding provided by the Wintec Research Office through a research

More information

THE BIG SIX. Six Best Volleyball Strength Training Exercises. By Dennis Jackson, CSCS www.strength-and

THE BIG SIX. Six Best Volleyball Strength Training Exercises. By Dennis Jackson, CSCS www.strength-and THE BIG SIX Six Best Volleyball Strength Training Exercises By Dennis Jackson, CSCS www.strength-and and-power power-for for-volleyball.com THE SQUAT What it is The two most common squatting exercises

More information

MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF CLINIC

MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF CLINIC MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF CLINIC LONG GRAIGUE Revolutionary Muscle Pain Relief Clinic All Injuries Treated Including Back Pain Shoulders Necks Hips Knees Ankles Complete Evaluation Postural Alignment Sports Injuries

More information

Stretching for Young Athletes. Shawn P. Anderson, SPT Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy

Stretching for Young Athletes. Shawn P. Anderson, SPT Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Stretching for Young Athletes Shawn P. Anderson, SPT Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Sports and exercise are usually integral parts of many adolescents life. Whether they play at school or in

More information

A proper warm-up is important before any athletic performance with the goal of preparing the athlete both mentally and physically for exercise and

A proper warm-up is important before any athletic performance with the goal of preparing the athlete both mentally and physically for exercise and A proper warm-up is important before any athletic performance with the goal of preparing the athlete both mentally and physically for exercise and competition. A warm-up is designed to prepare an athlete

More information

Injury Prevention for the Back and Neck

Injury Prevention for the Back and Neck Injury Prevention for the Back and Neck www.csmr.org We have created this brochure to provide you with information regarding: Common Causes of Back and Neck Injuries and Pain Tips for Avoiding Neck and

More information

Most Common Running Injuries

Most Common Running Injuries Most Common Running Injuries 1. Achilles Tendonitis 2. Chrondomalacia Runner s Knee 3. Iliotibial Band (ITB) syndrome 4. Plantar Fasciitis 5. Shin Splints Achilles Tendonitis inflammation of the Achilles

More information

Lower Body Exercise One: Glute Bridge

Lower Body Exercise One: Glute Bridge Lower Body Exercise One: Glute Bridge Lying on your back hands by your side, head on the floor. Position your feet shoulder width apart close to your glutes, feet facing forwards. Place a theraband/mini

More information

Stretching. Designed Specifically for Pre-Juvenile/Juvenile/Intermediate Skaters and Coaches

Stretching. Designed Specifically for Pre-Juvenile/Juvenile/Intermediate Skaters and Coaches Stretching Designed Specifically for Pre-Juvenile/Juvenile/Intermediate Skaters and Coaches GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT WARM-UP AND COOL-DOWN Purpose: The skater should be able to execute

More information

Exercises for the Hip

Exercises for the Hip Exercises for the Hip Gluteal Sets: Lie on your back, tighten buttocks and hold for 3-5 seconds. Repeat 20 times. Supine Hip ER/IR: Lie on your back with legs straight. Gently rotate knees out and in limited

More information

Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical & Occupational Therapy In this section you will find our recommendations for exercises and everyday activities around your home. We hope that by following our guidelines your healing process will go faster and there will be

More information

SHOULDER PULL DOWNS. To learn efficient use of the shoulder blades and arms while maintaining a neutral spine position.

SHOULDER PULL DOWNS. To learn efficient use of the shoulder blades and arms while maintaining a neutral spine position. SHOULDER INTRODUCT ION Welcome to your shoulder exercise program The exercises in the program are designed to improve your shoulder mobility, posture and the control of the muscles in your neck and shoulder

More information

Stretching in the Office

Stretching in the Office Stretching in the Office Legs: Quads, Hamstrings, IT band, Hip flexors, Gluts, Calves Quads: Standing @ desk maintaining upright posture, grab one leg @ a time by foot or ankle and bring it towards backside

More information

THREE SPECIALLY CREATED WORKOUTS

THREE SPECIALLY CREATED WORKOUTS THREE SPECIALLY CREATED WORKOUTS PIERRE POZZUTO, PERSONAL TRAINER One of the UK s most renowned personal trainers, Pierre s celebrity clients include Keira Knightley and Gordon Ramsay. Starting out as

More information

Take a few minutes for yourself and incorporate some Office Yoga into your daily routine.

Take a few minutes for yourself and incorporate some Office Yoga into your daily routine. OFFICE YOGA Working in an office or at a computer for prolonged periods of time can put strain on the neck, shoulder and back muscles which in turn can lead to tension and stiffness. This tension can cause

More information

The Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation. The PEP Program: Prevent injury and Enhance Performance

The Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation. The PEP Program: Prevent injury and Enhance Performance The Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation The PEP Program: Prevent injury and Enhance Performance This prevention program consists of a warm-up, stretching, strengthening, plyometrics,

More information

Plantar Fasciitis Information Leaflet. Maneesh Bhatia. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Plantar Fasciitis Information Leaflet. Maneesh Bhatia. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Plantar Fasciitis Information Leaflet Maneesh Bhatia Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the toes. It

More information

BRUGGER'S POSTURAL RELIEF EXERCISE

BRUGGER'S POSTURAL RELIEF EXERCISE BRUGGER'S POSTURAL RELIEF EXERCISE Brugger's Postural Relief Exercise strengthens your muscles. lt promotes stability and relaxes tight muscles that tighten due to postural stress (see Figure 2). Check

More information

General Guidelines. Neck Stretch: Side. Neck Stretch: Forward. Shoulder Rolls. Side Stretch

General Guidelines. Neck Stretch: Side. Neck Stretch: Forward. Shoulder Rolls. Side Stretch Stretching Exercises General Guidelines Perform stretching exercises at least 2 3 days per week and preferably more Hold each stretch for 15 20 seconds Relax and breathe normally Stretching is most effective

More information

STRETCHING EXERCISES. Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health PARC-PH

STRETCHING EXERCISES. Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health PARC-PH STRETCHING EXERCISES Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health PARC-PH STRETCHING 2 Safety Information...3 Benefits of Stretching...3 Safety Considerations Before and During Exercise...3 A Set

More information

ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME

ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME Description The iliotibial band is the tendon attachment of hip muscles into the upper leg (tibia) just below the knee to the outer side of the front of the leg. Where the tendon

More information

Exercise Module. A New Leaf. Choices for Healthy Living

Exercise Module. A New Leaf. Choices for Healthy Living Exercise Module A New Leaf Choices for Healthy Living University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007 Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Physical Activity Exercises for Keeping Active

More information

How to Get and Keep a Healthy Back. Amy Eisenson, B.S. Exercise Physiologist

How to Get and Keep a Healthy Back. Amy Eisenson, B.S. Exercise Physiologist How to Get and Keep a Healthy Back Amy Eisenson, B.S. Exercise Physiologist Lesson Objectives Statistics of Back Pain Anatomy of the Spine Causes of Back Pain Four Work Factors Core Muscles Connection

More information

Low Back Pain Exercises Interactive Video Series Transcript July 2013

Low Back Pain Exercises Interactive Video Series Transcript July 2013 Introduction Low Back Pain Exercises Interactive Video Series Transcript July 2013 ** Note: If an exercise causes an increase in your pain, stop the exercise.** [Music introduction; Dr. John Sheehan onscreen]

More information

Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program

Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program. Purpose of Program Prepared for: Prepared by: OrthoInfo Purpose of Program After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.

More information

Routine For: OT - General Guidelines/Energy Conservation (Caregiver)

Routine For: OT - General Guidelines/Energy Conservation (Caregiver) GENERAL GUIDELINES - 9 Tips for Exercise: Body Mechanics for Helper - To protect back, stay as upright as possible and keep head in line with trunk. - Always position yourself as close as possible to the

More information

Ankle Sprain. Information and Rehabilitation. Grade II. Grade I. Grade III

Ankle Sprain. Information and Rehabilitation. Grade II. Grade I. Grade III 514-412-4400, ext. 23310 2300 Tupper street, C-831, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 1P3 Ankle Sprain Information and Rehabilitation An ankle sprain is a stretch or a tear of the ligaments (bands of tissue that hold

More information

Meniscus Tear: Exercises

Meniscus Tear: Exercises Meniscus Tear: Exercises Your Kaiser Permanente Care Instructions Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you

More information

Low Back Pain: Exercises

Low Back Pain: Exercises Low Back Pain: Exercises Your Kaiser Permanente Care Instructions Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you

More information

Preventing Falls. Strength and balance exercises for healthy ageing

Preventing Falls. Strength and balance exercises for healthy ageing Preventing Falls Strength and balance exercises for healthy ageing Exercise should be comfortable and fun. To get the most out of your home exercise book, join a class for older people to check your exercises

More information

Hip Arthroscopy Labral Repair Rehabilitation Protocol

Hip Arthroscopy Labral Repair Rehabilitation Protocol Hip Arthroscopy Labral Repair Rehabilitation Protocol PHASE 1: INITIAL Diminish pain and inflammation Protect integrity of repaired tissue Prevent muscular inhibition Restore ROM within the restrictions

More information

Post Operative Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Protocol Dr. David Hergan Labral Repair with or without FAI Component

Post Operative Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Protocol Dr. David Hergan Labral Repair with or without FAI Component Post Operative Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Protocol Dr. David Hergan Labral Repair with or without FAI Component Initial Joint Protection Guidelines- (P.O. Day 1-4 wks): Joint Protection Patient education

More information

Clinical Movement Analysis to Identify Muscle Imbalances and Guide Exercise

Clinical Movement Analysis to Identify Muscle Imbalances and Guide Exercise CLINICAL EVALUATION & TESTING Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC, Column Editor Clinical Movement Analysis to Identify Muscle Imbalances and Guide Exercise Christopher J. Hirth, MS, ATC, PT, PES University of rth

More information

Do you sit at a desk all day? Does your 9 to 5 leave no time for structured exercise..?

Do you sit at a desk all day? Does your 9 to 5 leave no time for structured exercise..? Do you sit at a desk all day? Does your 9 to 5 leave no time for structured exercise..? Staying healthy at work is easier than you might think: Try building the following desk based exercises into your

More information

The Lose-the-Last-1o-Pounds Workout

The Lose-the-Last-1o-Pounds Workout Printable Workout: www.myfitstation.com The Lose-the-Last-1o-Pounds Workout From The Women s Health Big Book of Exercises Phase 1) Week 1-4 It s time to finish off that fat for good! This 8-week plan from

More information

Lower Back Pain www.spireperform.com 01283 576333

Lower Back Pain www.spireperform.com 01283 576333 Lower Back Pain www.spireperform.com 01283 576333 Low back pain can be caused through deficiencies in movement, posture and your lower limbs or pelvis. The advice in this booklet aims to help with relieving

More information

Functional rehab after breast reconstruction surgery

Functional rehab after breast reconstruction surgery Functional rehab after breast reconstruction surgery UHN A guide for women who had DIEP, latissimus dorsi with a tissue expander or implant, or two-stage implant based breast reconstruction surgery Read

More information

ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Program

ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Program ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Program 1. Introduction to Rehabilitation 2. The Keys to Successful Rehabilitation 3. Stage 1 (to the end of week 1) 4. Stage 2 (to the end of week 2) 5. Stage 3 (to the

More information

9 exercises to rehab a torn ACL without surgery

9 exercises to rehab a torn ACL without surgery MENU Search foxnews.com Health Home Men's Health Women's Health Children's Health Alternative Medicine Diabetes Heart Health Allergies HEALTH 9 exercises to rehab a torn ACL without surgery By Julie Wilcox

More information

MELT Mini Map For Motorcyclists

MELT Mini Map For Motorcyclists MELT Mini Map For Motorcyclists The MELT Self-Treatment Tools needed for this monthʼs Mini Map can be found online at store.meltmethod.com. Depending on which tools you have on hand, you can start with

More information

Massage and Movement

Massage and Movement Massage and Movement Incorporating Movement into Massage Part One: Theory and Technique in Prone With Lee Stang, LMT NCBTMB #450217-06 1850 West Street Southington, CT 06489 860.747.6388 www.bridgestohealthseminars.com

More information

BP MS 150 lunch and learn: Stretching and injury prevention. Dr. Bart Kennedy (Sports Chiropractor) and Josh Thompson February 04, 2015

BP MS 150 lunch and learn: Stretching and injury prevention. Dr. Bart Kennedy (Sports Chiropractor) and Josh Thompson February 04, 2015 BP MS 150 lunch and learn: Stretching and injury prevention Dr. Bart Kennedy (Sports Chiropractor) and Josh Thompson February 04, 2015 Epidemiology Overuse injuries most common, traumatic event second

More information

What Are Bursitis and Tendinitis?

What Are Bursitis and Tendinitis? Bursitis and tendinitis are both common conditions that cause swelling around muscles and bones. They occur most often in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled

More information

total hip replacement

total hip replacement total hip replacement EXCERCISE BOOKLET patient s name: date of surgery: physical therapist: www.jointpain.md Get Up and Go Joint Program Philosophy: With the development of newer and more sophisticated

More information

Physical Therapy Corner: Knee Injuries and the Female Athlete

Physical Therapy Corner: Knee Injuries and the Female Athlete Physical Therapy Corner: Knee Injuries and the Female Athlete Knee injuries, especially tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, are becoming more common in female athletes. Interest in women s athletics

More information

Exercises for Low Back Injury Prevention

Exercises for Low Back Injury Prevention DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCH & EXTENSION University of Arkansas System Family and Consumer Sciences Increasing Physical Activity as We Age Exercises for Low Back Injury Prevention FSFCS38 Lisa Washburn,

More information

Understanding back pain 1 The anatomy & physiology of back pain

Understanding back pain 1 The anatomy & physiology of back pain Understanding back pain 1 The anatomy & physiology of back pain Dr James Tang, MBA, BDS, LDS RCS General Dental Practitioner, Level 3 Personal Trainer (REP registration no R1045463), Sports Nutritionist

More information

Workout Routine - Dumbbells - Full Body Printed on Apr 28 2011

Workout Routine - Dumbbells - Full Body Printed on Apr 28 2011 Workout Routine - Dumbbells - Full Body Printed on Apr 28 2011 Workout Routine Snapshot 2 Workout Days 0 Cardio Exercises 14 Strength Training 0 Stretching Exercises 2 Abs 2 Back 2 Chest 2 Shoulders 2

More information

Strength Training for the Runner

Strength Training for the Runner Strength Training for the Runner Strength Training for the Runner What? The goal of resistance training for runners is not necessarily adding muscle mass but 1. improving muscular strength, 2. improving

More information

Cervical Spine Stretches

Cervical Spine Stretches Cervical Spine Stretches Stretching exercises help to restore joint range of motion by lengthening shortened muscles and connective tissue, which helps to reduce pain and tightness. Instructions: 1. Perform

More information

Clasp hands behind hips and stretch arms down towards floor. Roll shoulder back to open chest. Do not let back arch. Power Skips

Clasp hands behind hips and stretch arms down towards floor. Roll shoulder back to open chest. Do not let back arch. Power Skips Warm Up Exercises Jump Rope Ankle Bounces Jumping Jacks Using a fast twirl, rapidly jump up and down using spring in the feet and ankles, not in knees. V-Jumps Rapidly jump up and down using spring in

More information