Viewing entries tagged with 'functional'

Push-up

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 16 October 2014 | 0 Comments
The push-up is an exercise that probably has been around since the beginning of time. It is a very good exercise providing it is performed correctly. Many sports-coaches tell the youngsters to “Drop down and give me 10”. The problem with this is that if the stabilization of the shoulder-blades is not sufficient the benefit of the exercise is negated by the over-load put onto the shoulders. The key to this exercise is to pay close attention to form and not allow any deviations from perfect. ...read the full post

The “Short-hand”

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 7 March 2014 | 0 Comments
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The “short-foot” concept was introduced into rehabilitation and training by Professor Janda many years ago. The short foot can simply be described as a slight contraction of the intrinsic muscles of the foot thereby making the foot stronger and providing a better support. For the very same reasons it is important to provide a strong supporting hand in all exercises using the hand as support. Faulty loading of the hand will not only result in excessive loading of the wrist but will also severely affect the stabilization of the scapula.
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Failure of the current spinal care model

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 13 December 2013 | 0 Comments
Spinal care doesn’t just offer a solution for sore backs. By learning better movement patterns the knees, hips, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows and wrists would not deteriorate at the same rate as they do now for many individuals participating in the “No spinal care model”, and that would really save some serious money and suffering. ...read the full post

Joint Centration

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 18 August 2013 | 0 Comments
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All joints have a position of ideal alignment for each movement. Developmental Kinesiology and Reflex Locomotion have given us a blue-print of these ideal positions. Joint centration is the position of greatest inter-osseous contact between the bones to allow for optimal load transfer and maximum muscle pull. In other words, joint centration is the ability to hold a joint in its ideal position, thereby allowing maximum loading with minimum strain. ...read the full post

Stabilizing Function

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 12 July 2013 | 0 Comments
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One of the most commonly made mistakes in rehabilitation programs is that muscles which are not performing their stabilizing function properly get classified as weak and a strengthening program is designed to bring the muscle up to required strength – unfortunately however, most of the strengthening exercises are performed in a phasic function. ...read the full post