Let me give you an example. This is an example I had handy, these are puplished and developed by Postural Restoration Institute which is a teaching institute for rehab professionals and provides post-graduate education, I am an associate faculty member. (Hope that isn't considered spam, I just want to give proper credit to the copyright owners). Some explanation is given as to the goals of this exercise and would be selected based on information obtained that would have tested AF/FA position and strength/recruitment ability. Techniques such as this are used to help an athlete minimize asymmetry of recruitment patterns. Again this is only a sample and these principles can be adapted to any postion and progressed to dynamic activity.Technique Of The WeekSupine Hooklying Left Glute Max with Right Glute MedWhat?
A PRI non-manual technique that reinforces relaxation of the paraspinals during left AF IR, left gluteal and obturator stabilization of pelvis and left adductor facilitation upon right resisted femoral acetabular internal rotation. Located in the supine position set of PRI techniques, it reinforces the earliest position to best isolate left hamstring, left I.C. adductor, left posterior glute medius, and gluteus maximus associated with normal myokinematic activity at left toe off phase of gait, needed for proper early heel strike on the right.Why?
This technique inhibits and reduces the compensatory right tibial femoral and femoral-acetabular external rotation and calcaneal inversion tendencies seen especially at mid stance on individuals who need to ‘balance’ their weight on the right secondary to poor capability of shifting weight to the left at left mid stance. It allows the patient to “feel” and “find” right medial hamstring, anterior gluteus medius during right tensor fascia latae activation, instead of only co-activating the right adductor with the right tensor fascia latae.When?
Since this technique allows the patient to experience right calcaneal eversion and femoral internal rotation during left hip extension, it’s recommended for those individuals who have difficulty with the PRI Seated Adduction with Resisted Right IR and Concomitant Left IR Stabilization, or are “pulling” up their right arch during right midstance to ‘balance’ on right lateral foot or have difficulty with single leg stance postural dynamic activity and overcompensating by falling to the right.Where?
Preceding PRI’s Supine Hooklying Right Glute Max with Left Glute Med and follows Supine Hooklying Posterior Left Glute Med technique. A great technique to implement or use as a test prior to left sidelying left adduction-right abduction PRI techniques where right calcaneal eversion and femoral internal rotation are required.Who?
Could be used when the patient has good proprioceptive of their left hamstring, left glute max and left adductor co-activating but poor ability to decrease right adductor dominance (right adduction lift test 3 or better but right abduction lift test of 2 or less).
This technique can be found on the 2nd Edition Non-Manual Techniques CD-ROM