Neurological Tension & Expanding Range

Neurological Tension & Expanding Range

Brian Fox

 

 

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On our journey to increase physical capacities, my client and I aimed our treatment plan on: . ▶️Gaining control of specific joints and tissues to decrease neurological splinting in the lumbar spine by doing a blocked flexion and extension drill (not pictured) in very low effort so we can stay out of painful ranges and provide only positive feedback to the CNS. Thus giving us the opportunity to expand painless ranges of motion ACTIVELY. . ▶️ After gaining as much range of motion as we could THROUGHOUT the spine, we used accommodating resistance (blue band) to the load the spine in flexion and extension. Our goal is to expand ranges, be able to control them and then load them to expand capacities. . ▶️We did a rounded upper back good morning. Focusing on isolating the thoracic spine and not using lumbar hinge points. We did high reps of 30 to get his back full of blood. . ▶️ Following this movement we immediately did his Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) for the spine. Utilizing all of the fresh blood brought to the area by using the band, we push the outer boundaries of his spinal motions to create and learn ways to maintain joint health and longevity. . #humananimation #manualtherapy #practicemakesbetter #manualpractitioner #functionalrangesystems #functionalrangeassessment #functionalrangerelease #functionalrangerelease #controlyourself #dynamicsystems #variability #accommodatingresistance #bands

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. ▶️BEFORE and PROGRESS. If you want to get better, you have to put in effort and train optimally. . ▶️After our Functional Range Release session two weeks ago to mitigate a back injury, we trained to quantify and qualify optimal parameters. Quality being pain free and controllable/elegant movements. Quantifiable being objectively expanding physical capacities such as ranges of motion, strength and/or task demand. . ▶️Video 1 is two weeks ago. We treated neurological tension in the hamstrings and low back as well as pain in those places. We did a rounded upper back good morning. Focusing on isolating the thoracic spine and not using lumbar hinge points. . ▶️ Video 2 is a similar but different movement. A progression from two weeks ago. No neurological tension in above mentioned areas, no pain and has been doing his homework diligently between our weekly visits. As you can see, his range of motion and spinal control have dramatically increased. He is mostly free in space, meaning he doesn’t have much touch time on the wall as feedback, no dowel in his gut to block him and the loads have shifted as well as increased. . ▶️CREATE optimal joints using FR Release principals. CONTROL newly acquired ranges. STRENGTHEN/EXPAND capacities by safely loading. Did 3×10 of the new band/kettlebell exercise. . #humananimation #manualtherapy #practicemakesbetter #accommodatingresistance #manualpractitioner #functionalrangesystems #functionalrangeassessment #functionalrangerelease #functionalrangerelease #controlyourself #dynamicsystems #variability #accommodatingresistance #bands #dynamicresistance

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