Technique of the Week Overview

For those of you that have had the chance to read the technique of the week I thought I would share my discussion with Ron Hruska.  I’ll be honest, at first I was a little puzzled when he started discussing GH movement and upper trap contraction promoting GH abduction?  After we talked about it, I was able to visualize the glenoid being similar to the acetabulum.  I was able to pull together the muscular influences of FA and AF in comparison to GH and HG.  After more discussion I realized that this technique could quite possibly be a functional upper extremity test similar to the Hruska Adduction Lift Test.  If the patient can’t perform this technique without activating on their neck, they still do not have their frontal plane.  You, as a clinician would need to go back to the integrative sidelying techniques that incorporate a left internal oblique with right thoracic adduction and left femoral adduction before your patient is capable of performing a Sidelying Hip Lift.  It took me a while to absorb the complexity of this technique and I’m still not 100% there, but I now have a better understanding of the integrative tri-planar control this technique offers our patients and the objectivity this technique offers us as clinicians in assessing and progressing our patient’s programs!

Posted February 16, 2009 at 6:06PM
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