Rehab

REVOREHAB - Vol. 14 Eccentric Hamstring Curl

Eccentric Supine Hamstring Curl: 

This exercise is particularly important for early to mid stage hamstring rehabilitation. 

  1. Begin on the floor laying on your back with your feet on top of the ball.
  2. Position the ball so that when your legs are extended your ankles are on top of the ball. This will be your starting position.
  3. Raise your hips off of the ground, keeping your weight on the shoulder blades and your feet.
  4. Flex the knees, pulling the ball as close to you as you can, contracting the hamstrings.
  5. Lift one foot off the ball, with all your weight in one leg, slowly lower back down to start position. Aim to control the movement and keep hips still. 

REVOREHAB - Vol. 10 Shoulder Rehab With Cable

This is an advanced shoulder rehab exercise which can be completed with a band or cable as we have done here.

1.     Set shoulder blade by elevating (small shrug up)

2.     The arm rotates back slowly under control using the muscles of the posterior cuff (back of the shoulder)

3.     Return to the starting position with the same level of control

Aim for 2-3 sets up to 20 repetitions for good muscle activation and endurance

Key points:

·      Don’t let the shoulder blade drop down

·      Avoid rushing and losing the technique

·      It’s better to control small ranges of motion then increase when ready

·      Start light and build resistance, as this exercise is very difficult!

This is a great exercise used at Claremont Football Club in preparation for marking overhead and spoiling after shoulder injury.

Our physios at Claremont have the ability to help tailor your rehab to the equipment next door at the gym. So call us or book in with Dan to get started!

REVOREHAB - Vol. 6 Monster Walk

This is a gluteal activation exercise that is good to include in a warm up. It combines lateral movement and angular work required in many sports. It's also a great exercise for change of direction athletes involved in dynamic sport such as soccer, footy or basketball.

  1. The band can be placed above or below the knee to begin with
  2. Push down through the back leg and away using the same stance leg for propulsion
  3. Big to bigger motion through the legs means that there are no narrow feet at any point in this exercise
  4. Trunk stays strong and upright
  5. Movement is on a 45-degree angle (across and forwards) diagonally
  6. Then completed on a 45-degree angle (across and back)

We use a 5-10m area and complete 3-5 laps back and forth

To make the exercise more difficult the band can move lower down the leg, the movement can be completed quicker (more power) or complete it with a slightly heavier band

 

REVOREHAB - Vol. 5 Crab Walk

Crab walks target Gluteus Maximus and Minimus and are important for hip and knee function. 

1 - Place a resistance band just above the knees tight enough so it stays up by itself. For most makes of resistance band, the colour denotes the degree of tension. Your goal is to use a tension that causes fatigue by 8 steps. As you get stronger (i.e. when can do more than 5 x 8 steps) you will need to progress to a different colour band.

2 - Open the legs to slightly wider than hip width apart and turn the feet outwards. Now stretch the band by rotating the thighs outwards, so that your knees are in line with your feet. In doing so, you should feel the glute muscles contract.

3 - Keeping the knees rotated outwards and tension on the band, lower yourself into a slight squat position, sticking  your  bottom out behind you as if you were about to sit down.

4 - Keeping your upper body still, take a half step sideways against the resistance of the band. Make sure the other leg stays still, pushing out against the band.

5 - Now take a half step inwards with the opposite leg, making sure that you do not step too far (the resistance band needs to stay tight).

Repeat this series of steps in a slow, controlled motion, ensuring the inner foot does not spring in, keeping tension in the band. When you have done eight steps in one direction, come back with the other leg leading. Aim for five, then increase distance or number.

If your gym doesn't provide Theraband or you're wanting lengths of your own, we have this available for purchase in a variety of colours and resistance.

REVOREHAB - Vol. 4 Wall Lunge

One Up Wall Lunge

Great exercise rarely seen in a traditional gym setting.

Most people will have seen or tried the back foot on the floor or on a bench. This wall variation allows for the back leg to work into extension providing some added stability to the exercise and a different postural challenge!

The movement:

  • Weight is lowered directly down (vertical drop versus any back and forth movement)
  • The knee doesn’t translate forward over the toes, so the shin remains relatively upright the whole time
  • Ensure the knee stays straight and doesn’t roll in to the middle
  • Also focus on keeping a level pelvis  (Don’t let the opposite side of the pelvis drop or the trunk flex to the side)
  • You will be working your quads, gluteals and trunk muscles with this one!

Comfortable range and depth only

If you’re going well add dumbbells in both hands for added difficulty

REVOREHAB - Vol. 3 Glute Strength pt. 2

Split gluteal bridge on the wall:

Used as a progression from a double leg glute bridge exercise. A nice link towards single leg activity from simple double leg exercises.

  • Push elevated foot into the wall (Like a leg press)
  • Push bottom foot into the floor (Standard bridge movement)
  • Posterior pelvic tilt to flatten the lower back
  • Drive force through both feet
  • Lift the hips to feel a glute squeeze
  • Lower under control and relax at the bottom
  • Repeat until fatigued or reduced quality

Then complete on the other side

Progression is to a single leg glute bridge exercise