Research is growing for the importance of a “proximal” approach to injury prevention and treatment for active individuals. A proximal rehab approach focuses on the core muscles of the abdomen and hip. This rehab approach has benefits for knee, low back, and ankle pain as well as balance and athletic performance. While many rehab programs now include a proximal approach, not all are created equal. Here are eight areas to incorporate to create an optimal hip-based rehab program to get you to your fitness goals:
- Multiplanar (rotary based)
- Weight bearing
- Eccentric focus
- Motor control
- Trunk counter rotation
Utilizing these components, a skilled therapist at PTOSI will create an individually tailored plan for you with a total body approach. This will help you obtain dynamic lower body alignment and stability so you can achieve your athletic potential! Call today for an appointment – (612) 872-2700.
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