The Horizontal Continuum looks at Passive Recovery vs Active Recovery Strategies.
Passive Recovery = Little to no Physical Effort to perform a recovery technique or strategy
Active Recovery = Physical Effort to perform a recovery technique or strategy
The Vertical Continuum looks at Global vs Local Recovery.
Global Recovery = Systemic or whole-body based recovery strategies
Local Recovery = Recovery strategies that address a specific tissue or joint.
The combination of these continuums makes up 4 unique styles of recovery programming. The use of variability within a recovery program may potentially prevent the acclimation to any specific recovery protocol along with exposure to a host of benefits that can be received from numerous modalities.