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New! Bird Dog Video

Bird Dogs for Core, Back, Butt & Thighs

From the NEW! Release PT Video Series

The Bird Dog is a bodyweight floor exercise for strengthening the “posterior core” – the muscular region that includes the abdominals, lower back, butt and thighs. It’s not that difficult to do after a little practice to get the balance right. Here’s how it’s done:

1) Kneel on the floor with hands firmly placed about shoulder width apart.

2) Brace the abdominals, and at first, practice lifting one hand and the opposite knee just clear of the floor while balancing on the other hand and knee. Half an inch will do until you get the idea of it.

3) When you’re ready to do the complete exercise, point the arm out straight in front and extend the opposite leg to the rear. Hold and return to hands and knees on ground position. Repeat the exercise for the prescribed number of repetitions.

TIP: Keep your abdominal muscles engaged by pulling inward to keep hips stabilized. Place an object like a water bottle at the base of your spine to ensure your hips are even.

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NEW! Slump Stretch Video

Slump Stretch for Lower Back Pain

From the NEW! Release PT Video Series

Slump Stretch is a neural mobilization techniques that may be beneficial for patients with lower back pain and lower extremity tightness.

1). Sit up straight with your feet flexed against the wall. Place your fingertips behind your ears with your elbows wide.

2) Take a deep breath in and exhaling, bring your head down toward your chest, rounding your back and shoulders.

3) Return to the upright position and repeat for prescribed number of repetitions. Tip: During this exercise you want to feel a stretch but not pain.

When your head is down you should feel an increase in symptoms and when you return to upright position symptoms should decrease.

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Introducing Release PT’s Exercise Video Series

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What is the #1 factor in your treatment outcomes, program success and recovery time? You.

 Staying motivated and maximizing the effectiveness your home program is challenging… You’re a few weeks into your therapy, working hard with your PT and suddenly it all starts to “click”. You are ready to add a home program and pay close attention while your PT guides you through your prescribed regimen. At home the next day, your confidence starts to melt away. I can’t remember how to start this one. I don’t think I’m in proper alignment. Am I supposed to feel the stretch here? Sound familiar?

Release Physical Therapy’s new video series is designed to help you stay committed and from anywhere. These brief video tutorials break down each step of to your prescribed exercises – you’ll even get modifications and helpful tips along the way. That means no more second guessing yourself and no more excuses! You can find these videos right here on our website.

We’ll be adding videos to our collection weekly, so be sure to subscribe to the Release Physical Therapy YouTube channel for the latest cuts. Check out our latest videos Slump Stretch and Bird Dogs – here’s a list of what’s to come:

Hip Abduction in Sidelaying
Hip Flexor Stretch
Clam Shell
Glute Bridges
Hamstring Stretch
Prone Press-up
Prone Heel Squeezes
Front Plank
Side Plank
T’s
Y’s
No Money
Sidelying Shoulder ER
Shoulder ER with Theraband
Shoulder IR with Theraband
Sleeper’s Stretch
Cervical Spine Retraction & Extension
Blood Pressure Cuff Deep Neck Strengthening
Bird Dogs
Thoracic Rotation
Repeated Knee Extension in Standing & Sitting
Mckenzie Side Glides
Deep Core Activation with Tband Variation
Fall Outs
Core Heel Slides
Marching
Piriformis Stretch
Hamstring Stretch
Chin Tucks
Shoulder Retraction with Extension

 

 

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