4Q Hip SMUR

One example of using Small Motor Unit Recruitment for the Hips is to improve Gait. One technique we might use is the Runner’s Hinge, which helps to stabilize the hips and pelvis in all 3 planes of motion as it decouples during a gait pattern.  View the following example to explore how to use a […]

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4Q Foot/Ankle SMUR

The Foot/Ankle is the first element of the body to receive ground reaction force. Therefore SMUR for the Foot/Ankle Complex focuses on activating the intrinsic foot stabilizers that create dynamic arches through the foot.  One technique that may be used is Corkscrew and Lock. The goal is to use the ground as a way to help splay […]

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4Q Core SMUR

To activate Small Motor Units, task-specific exercises are ideal. When it comes to SMUR for the Core, various breathing techniques can activate the intrinsic core stabilizers considering they are accessory breathing muscles.  Forced Exhalation is forcefully breathing all of your air out and primarily activates the Transverse Abdominis, Intercostals, Obliques and Paraspinals.  Forced Inhalation is taking […]

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