What is isometrics?
static form of exercise with no appreciable change in length of a m. or visible jt motion as it develops tension
When holding against an immovable object, what type of exercise are you performing?
How long should you at LEAST hold an isometric contraction for?
resistance can vary, pt can vary intensity of force they generate
What is m. setting?
low intensity, isometric exercise against little or no resistance
What are some benefits of m. setting?
- promote m. relaxation and circulation
- decrease m. pain and spasm
- maintain mobility between m. fibers as they heal
- improves strength
What are some types of isometric exercises?
- m. setting
- hold against an immovable object
- maintain position against body weight
When you want to improve m. strength but the jt mvmt is painful or inadvisable, what do you use?
resisted isometric exercises
strengthen only the angle your working with
- wall for IR/ER, flex, abd of shoulder
- isokinetic set at 0
What type of isometrics strengthens all degrees of motion?
What is stabilization?
activating co-contraction around a jt to develop jt or postural stability
use midrange isometric holding in antigravity positions....usually WB (closed chain)
What are the 3 subdivisions of stabilization?
- rythmic stabilization
- dynamic stabilization
- alternating isometrics
What is the first stabilization technique you would use?
manual, happens in 1 plane
What stabilization technique uses manual resistance, is a progression of alternating isometrics, and is multi-directional?
What is dynamic stabilization?
What does DLSP stand for?
dynamic lumbar stabilization programs