Importance of Core: Part 5

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1. U/L Arm Raise on Rockerboard Stand on a rockerboard with your feet hip width apart and toes facing forward. Engage your core by drawing your belly button to your spine, and find your balance on the board. Stand straight and draw your shoulder blades down your back. Raise one arm up over your head while maintaining your core support. … Read More

8 Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is a therapeutic practice used by people for centuries. It has restorative powers that can cure body aches and pains, as well as clear the mind. There have been many studies that show it can help with depression and anxiety. To say the least, yoga has many benefits and we’ve put together a list of these benefits below. 1. … Read More

Importance of Core: Part 4

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Phase four of “The Core” blog series is the start to learning how to maintain neutral position when the back is not supported by the floor. The exercises below challenge patients to expand neutral spine from a neutral lumbar position to the head/tail bone connection where the neutral spine is reached by counter tension. In simpler terms the crown of the … Read More

Importance of Core: Part 3

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Bent Knee Fall Outs Unsupported Lie on your back with your knees bent and your lower back in neutral position (not completely flat against the mat but not too arched off – in between). Activate your lower abdominals (transversus abdomini) by exhaling and sinking your belly button down to your spine. Maintain a steady abdominal breathing while you lift one … Read More

Importance of Core: Part 2

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Before training the body’s core it’s important to understand the neutral spine position. Neutral spine is the middle position of the pelvis in relationship to the spine. When the pelvis is rotated forward it’s called an anterior rotated pelvis and a pelvis rotated back is called a posterior rotated pelvis.  Our goal at James Fowler Physical therapy when training the … Read More

The Importance of Core: Part 1

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“The core” is located in the center of the body and refers to the abdominal muscles.  A series of muscles that control and initiate all large movements.  The lifting of the hand or the advancement of the foot originate from “the core”.  It’s here that movement is integrated between the support surface, lower extremity, and upper extremity. At JFPT we … Read More