IMMERSION WITH LISA JACKSON

THE FOUNDATIONAL EXERCISES

1. Video Library and Workbook

2. Practical Application

Once we have been able to assess our client’s movement patterns and recognised areas that could benefit from specific exercise or release intervention, we need to start programming appropriately.   Continuing to strengthen faulty movement patterns will inevitably lead to some type of joint pain or injury.  I believe our role as movement teachers is to help our clients recognise movement strategies that will be more useful in their endeavours to become stronger.

When we are looking at restoring balance and good function through the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex the foundational exercises are key in re-training the deep system for controlled mobility and stability.   This doesn’t have to mean they are spending an hour doing micro controlled exercises, but it is more of a way to find exercises that will address any motor control deficits, release any tight overworked structures and then activate correct movement patterns that can be carried across to the higher-level exercises that work on strength and dynamic stability.  The foundational exercises will ultimately become your client’s warmup and are often the most challenging, particularly as we begin to progress them.

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Through this section of we will be looking at exercises that relate to the LPHC that refer to three areas of control:

  • Pelvic stability
  • Femurs on pelvis (hip disassociation)
  • Pelvis on femurs (pelvic mobility)

We will be looking at this in the following positions:

  • Supine
  • Side Lying
  • Prone
  • Quadruped
  • Standing

A repertoire notebook will be available with all exercises included.