Stimulation Techniques

3 Major Techniques of Stimulation include Vestibular, Proprioception, and Oculomotor.  Vestibular techniques create a perturbation of the inner ear which is a major sensory organ for balance. Driving the head in different directions using the neck, trunk or hips during various postures or movements stimulate the vestibular system and improve our overall stabilization (Note: individuals with […]

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Fluid Dynamics Techniques

3 major techniques can be used to improve fluid dynamics: Compression such as foam rolling, body tempering, or wraps (Voodoo Flossing)  Cardiovascular activity such as walking or biking  Vibration or Pulsing such as using the various vibrating guns, rollers or device such as PowerPlate. View the following topics for tutorials on specific techniques. […]

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4Q Shoulder Excitation

To dynamically prep the Shoulder complex, Excitation drills will prepare the rotator cuff and parascapular muscles to react effectively during dynamic movement. […]

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4Q Hip Excitation

Warding Patterns can also be used as Excitation drills for the Hip Complex. The rapid activation of the hip musculature becomes a useful preparation drill prior to any dynamic movement. […]

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4Q Foot/Ankle Excitation

Excitation for the foot/ankle complex uses a combination of the Corkscrew and Lock technique with Warding Patterns.  Warding Patterns are useful for excitation drills as they allow for a rapid turning on and off against an external force and can introduce multidirectional force into the body.  […]

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4Q Core Excitation

An Excitation technique example for the core is Percussive Breathing. Again, considering many of the deep core stabilizers of the spine are secondary breathing muscles, we can use breathwork to activate these muscles.  Percussive Breathing involves rapid, short bursts of inhalation or exhalation to quickly turn on and off the deep core stabilizers of the […]

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4Q Shoulder SMUR

Small Motor Unit Recruitment for the Shoulders looks to activate the rotator cuff and 16 parascapular muscles in both closed-chain and open-chain positions. Many closed-chain shoulder exercises will fit in the ULT and UMT quadrants while LLT and LMT are often used for open-chain shoulder exercises.  […]

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