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Post Rehab Fitness

This section includes information that will be very useful and beneficial for those clients/patients who have completed their Physical Therapy, and are ready to progress through a more aggressive Strength & Conditioning Program.  Named P.R.F.C.T., for Post Rehab Fitness Circuit Training (focusing on PERFECT form), these techniques incorporate Kettlebells (aka "RehaBELLitation"), Nabard Log Training Tools and Body Weight exercises, as well as Gymnast RingsRopes, and Shot Putin order to maximize strength, mobility and function by focusing on Movement Patterns and Stabilization.  This section will also be extremely beneficial to Fitness Professionals who are working with clients in their Post-Rehab Phase. 


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kettlebells physical therapy rehabilitation  KETTLEBELLS: a.k.a RehaBELLitation
Kettlebell Training has become one of the most popular training tools of the last decade.  The value of this tool lies in the weight's offset center of balance.  You are able to perform single arm exercises, as well as double arm, with each arm moving independently of the other.  Many of the kettlebell techniques mimic daily functional movement patterns such as lifting objects from the ground to waist, waist to chest, and multiple overhead activities.  KB Fitness incorporates kettlebell training to many client's rehabilitation sessions due to the functional value and emphasis on core and shoulder girdle stabilization.  

Chest Press Lower Trunk Rotation
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Chest Strength, Shoulder stability, Trunk Rotational Stability

Get Up Twist
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Shoulder/Scapula Stability, Trunk Stability, Rotational Control

Russian Twist
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Shoulder/Scapula Stability, Trunk Rotational Strength

Turkish Get-Up
Benefits:  This Post Rehab Fitness Technique focuses on grip, scapula stability, trunk stability, rotational strength and for this particular client who has neurological ataxia, it assists with fall recovery.





nabard log training Physical Therapy rehabilitationNABARD TRAINING DEVICES. Nabard Fitness System deals with a very challenging training style due to the Nabard "offset handles." Whether it is Log Training, Shield Training, or any of the other conditioning regimens that belong to Nabard Fitness Systems, the essential feature is the way in which offset handles are exploited to achieve maximum results.  The movements required to effectively use the Nabard Tools range from very basic single joint motions, to more complex, multi-joint movement patterns.
 

Long Device:

Lateral Thrust
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Grip and forearm strength, Shoulder/Scapular stability, Trunk rotational strength and Rotational body mechanics, Foot push off


Overhead Cast Lunge
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Grip and Forearm strength, Elbow and Shoulder/Scapular stability, Leg strength, Full body coordination, Trunk Stability

Club/Mil Device:

Mil Overhead Squat Tap
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Grip and forearm strength, Shoulder flexibility, Leg strength, Trunk stability


Mil Drumming
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Grip and forearm strength, Shoulder/Scapular stability, Trunk stability


Nabard Short Device:
Low to High Diagonal Press
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Grip, Functional Diagonal Patterns (PNF), Lower Extremity Functional Lunge Movement, Trunk Stability


Nabard Shield:
Overview

gymnast rings physical therapy rehabilitationGYMNAST RINGS & BODY WEIGHT 
Gymnast rings have also seemed to gain popularity in the recent years.  Due to the instability of the straps, the demand on your rotator cuff (scapula stabilizers) and the trunk musculature (core stabilizers) is emphasized. 
Body weight techniques are also a very important aspect of your training sessions.  Basic tasks such as body weight squats are helpful with functional activities such as transferring into standing from a seated position.  Push ups and pull ups focus on joint and muscular stability upon weight bearing on your extremities

Uneven Ring Push Ups
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Shoulder/Chest Strength, Shoulder/Scapula Stability, Trunk Stability

Plank Walk
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Shoulder/Scapula and Trunk Stability

Plank Bird-Dog
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness Technique focuses on Shoulder/Scapula and Trunk Stability

Multi-Angle Deadlift
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Balance, Ankle Stability, Body Mechanics, Hamstring Flexibility, Trunk stability


Kneeling Push Ups
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Upper Extremity Strength, Shoulder/Scapula Stability, Trunk Stability 

Star Push Ups
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Upper Extremity Strength, Dynamic Shoulder/Scapula Stability, Trunk Stability
 
rope training physical therapy rehabilitationROPE UNDULATION
"The Battling Ropes system is unlike any other training methods due to the non-momentum effect. For example, with other methods such as barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells, gravity takes over as the weight goes back towards the ground. During this time when gravity takes over, momentum is used which gives the body and mind a chance to relax. With the Battling Ropes training velocity is used and must be maintained throught the training. This forces the user to train or compete at a higher level of intensity which will last longer durations of time. "
                                                                          John Brookfield

Tall Kneeling Alternating Lunge Waves
This position minimizes accessory motion of the hips and legs, by taking the feet, ankles and knees out of the picture.  This forces you to maintain trunk stability and glute contraction.  The alternating lunge post rehab fitness technique adds to the challenge of maintaining core recruitment because you must maintain an upright trunk and not allow trunk side-bending while transitioning from one knee to the other.  Upon fatigue, you may "hip hinge" sitting on your heels while continuing to undulate the rope, but should attempt to return to the tall kneel position as soon as possible.

  

shot put physical therapy rehabilitation SHOT PUT
The Shot Put is another Olympic Tool that can be used on its own for fitness and rehabilitation.  Training with Shot Put helps develop core strength, rotational power, explosiveness, hand speed & hand-to-eye coordination, foot speed, balance and coordination, and forearm and finger strength

Hot Potato
Benefits: This Post Rehab Fitness technique focuses on Shoulder/Scapula Stability, Eye-Hand Coordination, Grip Strength


P.R.F. Circuits:

Nabard Long Device Lateral Thrust, Mil Drumming, Mil Squat Overhead Tap
H2H Kettlebell Swing, Mil Pistons

Nabard Long Device Reverse Kayak, Nabard Shield Diagonal Low to High


Kettlebell Triple Crush Squat, Mil Scap Squeeze

Nabard Long Device Overhead Sidebend, Shield Press with Lower Trunk Rotation

Kettlebell Snatch, Shield Diagonals

Nabard Short Device Rear Deltoid Side Plank, Shield Torso Twist

Mil Lateral Thrust, Shield Lunge Curl

Mil Drumming, Mil Shield


Kettlebell Tactical Lunge, Shield Squat Press


Body Mechanics:
The following videos explain concepts that are extremely important in rehab and post rehab fitness

Shoulder Packing
Purpose: Protects the anterior shoulder joint capsule from being overstretched.  Also helps minimize impingement and tendinitis of the shoulder

Posture Corrections
Purpose: Helps maintain proper joint alignment in order to reduce risk of injury

Scapula Stabilization
Purpose: Helps protect the upper trunk "foundation" which supports the shoulders and the neck

Shoulder Stabilization

Shoulder Stabilization Part 2

Core Engagement
Purpose: This explains an easy way to engage your core and maintain it during your exercise

Hip Hinge
Purpose: This teaches you the proper and safe bending techniques to prevent lower back pain
 

Dyna-Core
Purpose: This video explains the progression from static to dynamic stabilization training