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For More Information On Stability
Contact-Chad Brenzikofer A Certified
Kinetic Control And Performance
Stability Instructor At (303) 778-7246
Or [email protected]
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Physical Therapy Contact Jeff Coverly At
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Do Athletes Maintain A Neutral Core During
Competition ?
Under high training loads (Categories 3-4) or competition
the athlete won't be able to maintain a neutral core, but
the stronger they are in their ability to control a neutral
core under high training load, the more likely they are
going to be able to effectively decelerate force and speed
toward the end range (M Comerford)
High Load Core Strength & Stability - Neutral
Core Under Rotational Load: Categories #3
• Categories #3 is utilize in all sports
• The inability to control rotation may lead to poor
Performance or Injuries, if utilizing Training Methods
that high level of rotational control is necessary
especially if they there High Load or Velocity
– Medicine Ball throws/Plate Circuit
– Any single leg or arm strength exercise
• I.E. single leg squats/One arm dumbbell row
Chopping and lifting exercises on pulleys
Changing Direction drills and jumps
During training, competition or daily micro-trauma of life
Retraining High Load Stability Category 3 :
Retraining of lower body control. First be able support
themselves for 1 minute. Start on toes and elbows then lift a
leg hold for 5-10 seconds x10. Alternate legs. Then lift an arm
hold for 5-10 seconds x10. Alternate arms
Lifting Leg
Lifting Arm
Testing High Load Stability Category 3 :
• CORE STABILITY (Stabilize trunk with limb movement)
– Prone/body supported by elbows and toes: The athlete
should be able to lift arm and the opposite leg and switch
with good control. Hold each position for 5 seconds
Lifting Arm & Leg
Retraining Procedures For Extension and Flexion
Control For Low Load Global Category 4
• Place biofeedback cuff in the lumbar lordosis (centered at
L3) & pump it up to 40 mm Hg.
• Take a relaxed breath in and breathe out. Hollow the lower
abdominal wall (draw up and in) in an attempt to flatten the
lordosis WITHOUT A PELVIC TILT, and thereby
pressurizing the cylinder. This increase is due to the
swelling of lumbar fascia
• This should increase the pressure by 6-10 mm Hg (from 40
mm Hg to about 44-50 mm Hg). If they don't achieve 50 mm
Hg, pump the gauge up to fifty while they are holding the
• They must maintain pressure between 42-58
• Start with 2 sets for 10 seconds, Progress to the next level
for 3-5 set for 10 seconds
• Start the retraining progression at test they failed
Are Your Athletes Ready To Train & Absorb
Impact? Kinetic Chain Strength & Control
•Explosive Propulsion Test Category 3 (Comerford)
•Athletes who are incapable of doing this limit their explosive
potential because of a weak link in the chain (i.e. the hip,
shoulder, glutes, & cause SI joint problems etc.)
•This weak link will predispose them to injuries in impact
sports and Jump/Plyometric training because their body will
buckle from the impact
•They may also have difficulty controlling extension, flexion
and rotation
Support leg hip level
Are Your Athletes Ready To Train? Unilateral Leg Strength
The distance of the step is 4 lengths of athlete's own foot. Step
into a lunge, back straight and back knee just off the surface
Hinge from hip & keep the back straight, without changing their
body (purpose of stick) have them shift all their weight onto their
front leg, & lift the rear leg off forming a straight line.
Hold this position for 3 second and then step out.
A good test for sports that the skills are performed this position
i.e. Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, & Tennis
Game Application Of The Lunge And
Rapid A Switch
Dynamic Stability, Strength, Stability Proprioception,
and Change Direction
Comparing Lateral change of direction time to the
same distance in a straight line for efficiency
Dynamic Shoulder and Torso Stability
–Can they prevent or control the following :
–Shoulder from winging
–Shoulder blade from hitching up
–Low back from sagging into extension
–The trunk from rotating and the chin from poking
–If they fail them move closer & work with in a range they can control
–Starting position:
–Widen the shoulder by rotating the scapular out
–Place the shoulder in mid position between full protraction & reaction
–1 arms length from the wall for the first test
–Then add 1 length of their foot for the second test
–Keep the body in perfect alignment
–Do a one arm push up, keeping the forearm vertical
High Load Extensor Strength Test
• Supported Row
High Load Extensor Strength Test
Unsupported, superior ASI'S at the edge of bench
The percentages is an
educated guess
difference between what
they can lift for two reps
supported & unsupported
for two reps should be
approximately about 30%
Explosive Strength (Why You Pull Below
The Knees)
– Biomechanics of the pull develop the hamstring
– Hip extension similar to blocking, tackling, take
downs in wrestling, jumping, initial acceleration
sports, & sprinting
– Strengthen and stabilize impact position
Be Careful With The Large Athlete's
To standardize the test and retraining use a set distance i.e. a
lane of track
Rehabilitating Hamstring Pulls (P Emerson
and C Francis)
– After 72 hours start easy mobilization of scare
tissue so the collagen bonds reforms at lengthen
range or the hamstring will be re injury because
when the muscle fires it pulls on the existing
scar tissue
– Reeducate low level neurological system
• Low load hamstrings and gluts ie wall,
bridging & 1 leg reverse hypers knee flexed
– Glute Test: Indicates if the glutes are weak or inhibited.
– When the glutes are weak the hamstrings try to take
control of the tilt of the pelvis and the piriformis control of
rotation both with a tonic contraction.
–Sprinting requires a phasic contraction of the hamstrings
and now they’re trying to hold a tonic contraction in the
background, which can contribute to hamstring injuries.
– The glutes also work eccentrically when changing
direction (Sharman) The box should be 4 to 6 inches below
the table. M Comerford
Bridge up
one leg
Reason For Recurring Hamstring Pulls
• When you pull a hamstring it increases the
sensitivity of the neurological system, now the
stretch reflex becomes more sensitive and muscle
fires sooner
– Reeducate stretch reflex
–Leg swings and contract relax
Reason For Recurring Hamstring Pulls
(P Emerson and C Francis)
– Second reason is a failure to mobilize the scar
tissue and when the muscle fires it pulls on the
already existing scar tissue
– Poor glute activation
– Not controlling the velocity of speed in rehab
– Imbalance between lateral and medial hamstring
• Lateral (biceps femoris) account for 70% of
–C. Purdham AIS
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