When to use the 90-90 Supported Hip Lift with Hemibridge instead of 90-90 Supported Hip Shift with Hemibridge and Balloon?
It seems so many of my patients have a BC component, and need Postural Respiration matieral as well. The first exercise taught for repositioning in the Myokinematic Restoration course, the 90-90 Supported Hip Lift with Hemibridge, doesn’t really address that to a significant degree, like the 90-90 Supported Hip Shift with Hemibridge and Balloon from the Postural Respiration course does. I find that I never use 90-90 Supported Hip Lift with Hemibridge, but maybe I am missing the boat on it? It sure is easier to teach, but is it as effective to clear up the BC pattern? What kind of patient WOULD you use it on? One with mainly only AIC pattern? I never seem to get those kinds of patients.
I would use the basic 90-90 Hemibridge with someone who has no brachial chain findings. They do exist, but just not as often. However, you can *usually* never go wrong doing the more integrative technique (with the balloon), and it is probably a common go to for others in the group. I say usually because you may find that with some patients they cannot process all of that together in one technique, so you may have them isolate hamstring and pelvic repositioning with the first technique and if they need emphasis on breathing you could give them a separate technique of just learning to breathe (exhale) and blow up balloon - in seated position for example (Stair Short Seated Balloon), or supine in 90-90 position.