|if your ASLR and PSLR looks like this, this post is for you|
In all 3 cases, they had
- ASLR and PSLR (active and passive) limited to 45 degrees or less bilaterally
- did not respond rapidly to IASTM or other modulation techniques
Wrapping with the EDGE Mobility Band is a great way to modulate stretch perception. In other words, feeling the novel compression instead of a strong sensation of stretch combined with active and passive overpressure during The Corkscrew Hip and Posterior Chain Mobilization often gets you rapid results.
|Twinkle Toes loves The Corkscrew|
After restoring mobility with The Corkscrew, usually done in a few sets of 8-10 reps. The new mobility is trained with the diagonal activated ASLR. Both are seen in the video below. All 3 PTs were high tone individuals who had not been able to touch their toes or go beyond 45 degrees ASLR in years.
The Corkscrew with EDGE Mobility Band
- wrap the thigh at area where the most stretch is perceived
- the patient actively extends the knee and dorsiflexes at the ankle
- the cue is "push your heel up to the ceiling"
- the PT adducts the hip, internally rotates, and flexes to 90
- the overpressure is on the band, further taking the tissues into IR, providing some inferior glide and long axis distraction
- the patient may exhale as the technique is performed on/off
Diagonal Activated ASLR
The rationale here is that in gait, the right UE helps drive the left LE. Activated the right UE with an active press of a kettlebell, dumbell, or just manual resistance from an clinician helps activate the left hip flexors and inhibit the posterior chain. This is done with an exhalation on ASLR with a belly breath, making sure to activate the diaphragm.
If you or a patient of yours has trouble toe touching or with "tight" hamstrings, the above combination of The Corkscrew with EDGE Mobility Band and retraining with diagonal activated ASLR is a very simple and powerful way to rapidly restore mobility in a threat free manner.
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